Kashmiri Pandits reach Khrew for annual fair

Kashmiri Pandits reach Khrew for annual fair
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PAMPORE: Scores of migrant Kashmiri Pandits from the different parts of country on Thursday attended annual fair at the Jawala Ji temple Khrew area of Pampore in south Kashmir.
Eyewitnesses told Kashmir Reader that hundreds of Kashmiri Pandits congregated at the Jawala Ji temple at Khrew and celebrated the annual festival known as Haar Tshodah. The festival is celebrated every year which attracts thousands of Pandit community members living in Kashmir and outside.
This year more than 2000 people from all across the country turned up on the occasion of Jawala Chatadashi. The government had made special arrangements for the devotees who made a beeline to pay obeisance at the shrine.
“We urge our community members to return to their homeland. We are living with peace and amity with our Muslim brethren,” Ravi Ji Bhat, a devotee from Ladhoo Pampore said.
Tejasvani Handoo from Mumbai, a woman devotee appreciated the gesture shown by the members of the majority community in making arrangements for the annual fair.
“It was overwhelming to see young Muslim boys serving us. It refreshed our good old memories,” she added.