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Know Our Sanatan History of J&K: A Magnificent Martand Sun Temple in Anantnag

  Martand Sun Temple, a spectacular shrine dedicated to Surya (the Sun), lies at a distance of over five miles from Anantnag in the heavenly state of Jammu and Kashmir, India. This structure is a Kashmiri Hindu Temple and is known as one of the most elegant structures ever built in India. Even in a wrecked state, the temple shares it’s story with the ones who genuinely want to listen. The architecture is breathtaking and the vibe somewhat nostalgic but so enticing that it makes travellers ..

Revered Khirbhavani Mandir, Ganderbal

 Located in Tullamula of Srinagar district, Kheer Bhavani Temple is a highly revered shrine amongst the Hindus. The temple is situated in the middle of a natural spring and tourists often visit the temple out of curiosity. Khir Bhawani Mandir is set amidst the picturesque surroundings covered with the trees of Chinar. The temple is dedicated to Ragnya Devi (form of Goddess Durga). Certain devotees believe that Lord Rama worshipped the Goddess Ragnya, during his exile. When the exile period was ..

Jaya Devi Temple, Bijbehara

 The shrine of Mother Goddess also known as Jaya Devi Asthapan is located on the Jaya Plateau. It is considered as one of the earliest Shakti sathals of Kashmir. In context of this Shakti Sathal it is appropriate to quote the meaning of a verse given in Vijeshwar Mahatam, Vitasta Mahatam and Amrish Mahatam. “The Goddess whom Devtas venerate day and night, on whose orders awful enemies are vanquished, who is blackish in colour, whose hands are decorated with Shankh, Chakara, sword and a ..

Ancient Hanuman temple, Srinagar

  Hanuman Mandir, one of the famous temples in Srinagar, is located at Lal Chowk city of Jammu and Kashmir. This type of Bhagwan Hanuman vigrah is rare to see in other Hanuman temples in India. God vigrah is beautifully adorned with vastra alankar, flower garlands and pitambar. Separate shrines of Shri Ram Parivar, Radha Krishna, Shivalaya, Lord Ganesh, Shirdi Sai Baba and other Gods & Goddesses are also worshipped here. In early morning & evening, daily pooja and aarti is done in ..

Gautam Nag Temple, Anantnag: A sacred place dedicated to Gautam Rishi

  Gautam Nag is a sacred place in Anantnag District of Jammu and Kashmir. The place is associated with the meditation of Gautam Rishi and a Muslim saint. Gautam Nag is an enclosed area with fruit trees, spring, canals, one and two storied mandir and a dharmashala. The devotees visiting Amarnath take a dip in the holy waters here. Gautam Nag is only 2 km from Anantnag.  Gautam Nag Yatra is organized to a sacred spot in Anantnag District in Jammu and Kashmir. The sacred place is ..

200 years old Ganpatyar Temple, Srinagar

  The 200-year old Ganpatyar Temple in Srinagar is among the most important for Kashmiri Pandits. The temple is situated in the heart of Srinagar and is undoubtedly the most famous Ganesh temple of the valley. The temple finds mention in many ancient scripts including e-travel diaries of the famous Chinese traveller, Hsüan-tsang, the great Chinese Buddhist Monk who has lived in Ganpatyar’s Vihar. This temple was once the centre of all activity in the Hindu neighbourhood by the ..

See Pics: Snowfall in Gulmarg & Pehalgam, Heavy Rain in plains of Jammu Kashmir

 The tourist destinations of Kashmir Valley, including Gulmarg, Pahalgam and Sonmarg received the first snowfall of the season, temperature dropped down to 2 degree Celsius after 3 inches of snowfall recorded by Meteorological department. While tourists are enjoying picturesque snowfall. See the pics. On the other side of the valley, the low lying plains received heavy rains in last 24 hours; The Met department has predicted more rains in days to come. See pics.  Meanwhile Jammu-Srinaga..

The festival of Śivarātri and Abhinavagupta.

Abhinavagupta, Jammu Kashmir sant, Lord Śiva, Jammu Kashmir History, Kashmir History, ..

Article 35A Discrimination for women

Article 35A Discrimination for women..

MAGISTERIAL PROBE ORDERED IN BUS ACCIDENT RUMOUR CASE

 PSA against rumour mongers disturbing law & order, security of State: DC RajouriRAJOURI, MAY 25: Deputy Commissioner, Rajouri, Dr. Shahid Iqbal Choudhary has ordered magisterial probe into incident of rumour spread on social media about bus accident causing death of more than 40 students near Chhatapani on Mughal road in Poonch.The rumour spread by credible persons on WhatsApp groups lead the administration in twin border districts of Poonch and Rajouri on high alert.The information was ..

Article 35-A promotes gender disparity

Is gender parity or equality a part of the `basic structure' doctrine of the Indian Constitution? That every Indian citizen, of whichever gender, has equal rights and cannot be discriminated against on the basis of gender alone.  It was in 1973 that the basic structure doctrine was clearly enunciated. Is it within the powers of Parliament or the President or the Prime Minister, or them collectively, to deprive a section of citizens, on the basis of gender, from their rights? Preamble of the ..

Introduction to Kashmir

Currently Kashmir is the most talked about region of India. However, it is a fact that most of the people talk about Kashmir, without even knowing the state, the history and geography of the state. ..