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Kheer Bhavani Temple

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  • June 10, 2022
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In News: Around 18,000 Kashmiri Pandits and other devotees visited the Kheer Bhavani temple in Kashmir Valley’s Ganderbal district on Jyeshtha Ashtami.

  • The religious sanctity of the Mata Kheer Bhavani temple, built atop a holy spring, has a special spiritual significance among Kashmir Pandit devotees across the world.

About Kheer Bhavani temple

  • Mata Kheerbhawani temple at Tulmulla in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal.
  • The temple is dedicated to the goddess Ragnya Devi.
  • Situated 30 km from Srinagar city, it is one of the most sacred pilgrimage sites for Kashmiri Hindus.
  • The temple gets its name from kheer, or milk and rice pudding, that pilgrims pour into the spring inside the temple complex as an offering to the goddess.
  • Legend has it that the water of the temple’s spring changes colour from white to red and black.
  • The colour of the water is said to predict the impending future.
  • Maharaja Pratap Singh of Jammu and Kashmir and Maharaja Hari Singh contributed to building and renovating the temple.

Source: The Hindu , Indian Expres

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