Srinagar: Herath or Maha Shivratri, the most important festival of the Kashmiri Pandits, is being celebrated throughout the Kashmir Valley Friday.
There are a number of Kashmiri Pandit families, who are living in different parts of Kashmir, and they celebrated Maha Shivratri at their native places by performing puja in their locality temples, reports said.
The separatists had withdrawn their strike call today to allow members of the community to celebrate the festival.
After conducting night-long puja in their respective houses despite chilly weather conditions, members greeted each other on the occasion of “Salaam”.
A large number of devotees have been visiting temples, particularly Shankarachariya on the hill top of Takhat-e-Suliman, since early this morning despite cold weather conditions.