Jammu: Kashmiri Pandits on Thursday inaugurated a replica of an ancient temple of Goddess Sedh-Lakshmi in Jammu which is actually situated in south Kashmir’s Lokbhawan belt.
“A newly-constructed temple of Mata Sedh-Lakshmi, a replica of an ancient spring temple in Kashmir, was inaugurated at Durga Nagar in Jammu by Bali Bhagat, Minister for Health and Medical Education,” said Sanjay Koul, member of Managing Committee of Sedh-Lakshmi Peeth Lokbhawan in Anantnag.
A ‘mahayagya’ of goddess Sedh-Lakshmi was performed by Pandits of Lokbhawan amid chanting of Vedic mantras and religious lectures.
Lokbhawan is the abode of four other temples dedicated to Shiv, Ram-Sita-Laxman, Durga and Laxmi Narayan in South Kashmir with springs around them.
The Mata Sedh-Lakshmi temple is situated at Lokbhawan village, at a distance of about 10 kms from the headquarters of Anantnag district, Kaul said about the actual temple.
There is a large fresh water spring spread over vast woodland. The Teerath Raj is surrounded by hillock on one side and giant Chinars on the other, the scenic and spiritual beauty is heightened by Vaman Ganga (in the shape of a Spring) within the premises, he said.