TRAL: Scores of Kashmiri Pandits on Thursday observed Annual Tirath Yatra Puja at Nowdal Tral in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
Scores of Kashmir Pandits including non migrant and migrants thronged Nowdal village of Tral to take part in the pooja.
Members from the Muslim and the Sikh communities were seen at the Asthal greeting their Pandit brethren on the occasion.
The pooja festival is celebrated every year after the culmination of Amarnaath yatra. Advocate C L Bhat, president temples shrines prabandhak committee sub division Tral greeted people of all faiths on the occasion. He said that the Puja is associated with the annual Amarnath yatra.
“The festival is observed on 4th of Ghat Patch, it is a centuries old tradition,” he said, adding that pilgrims returning after performing Amaranth Yatra would assemble here and observe the Puja as thanks giving for the successful culmination of Amaranth Yatra.
“Pandits associated with the prabandhak committee Awantipora, Tral arrived here from Jammu and other parts and held a poja,” he said, adding that they prayed for peace and prosperity for all people of the world, especially for people of Jammu and Kashmir.
He also appreciated arrangements made by the local administration for the celebration of the festival. ” I am thankful to the civil administration for making elaborate arrangements,” he said.
Additional Deputy Commissioner Tral Shabir Ahmad Raina took stock of facilities of Teerath Asthal in Nowdal village of Tral on Wednesday.