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28-Apr-2017 Srinagar

Mehraj-ul-Alam’s Friday following observed across Kashmir

Thousands of devotees from across the Kashmir thronged the Hazratbal Shrine here on the Friday following of Mehraj-ul-Alam (?) to have a glimpse of the Holy relic.While Mehraj-ul-Alam, the night of ascent when the Holy Prophet Muhammad (?) ascended to the highest...

25-Apr-2017 Srinagar

Mehraj-ul-Alam observed with religious fervor

Mehraj-ul-Alam was celebrated with religious fervour and gaiety across Jammu and Kashmir. Thousands of devotees thronged the shrines and masjids and offered prayers five times in the day.The biggest congregation of the Mehraj-ul-Alam function was held at Hazratbal...

13-Apr-2017 Srinagar

Unlike previous years, Baisakhi celebrated with simplicity in Kashmir

Baisakhi, the festival of harvest was Thursday celebrated with religious fervor by valley’s Sikh community across the state.The festival in the Valley also marks the reopening of Mughal gardens on the bank of Dal Lake.However, the gardens were opened unofficially...

03-Apr-2017 Jammu

Shri Amarnathji Yatra Helicopter Services finalized

Umang Narula, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board, today announced the finalization of the helicopter operations for Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2017, which is scheduled to commence on 29th June, 2017.Briefing Governor N.N Vohra, Chairman...

25-Feb-2017 Jammu

Registration of Yatris commenced on 1st March

The Registration of pilgrims for Shri Amarnathji Yatra shall commence on 1st March 2017, for both the Baltal and Chandanwari routes. The Registration shall be done   through 433 designated branches of Punjab National Bank, Jammu & Kashmir Bank and...

24-Feb-2017 Udhampur

Mahashivratri cum rural awareness fair held at Majalta

District Administration today organized one day annual Mahashivratri cum rural awareness fair in collaboration with Destitute and Handicapped Welfare Association (DAHWA) and Mela Committee Khoon in the premises of Khooneshwar Aap Shambhu Temple, Khoon Majalta.Member...

24-Feb-2017 Srinagar

Shivratri, a grim reminder of what Kashmir has lost

The auspicious occasion of Maha Shivratri Friday came as a grim reminder of what and how much Kashmir has lost in its values, traditions and heritage during the last 27 years of violence.Out of their total population of around 200,000 who lived in cities,...

19-Feb-2017 Reasi

Maha Shivratri Mela at Shiv Khori

Laden with immense beauty and high spirituality, Jammu and Kashmir is truly a paradise for the pilgrims and adobe to the holy gods and goddesses worshipped in the shrines, caves or hill spots. These holy symbols have left profound impact of spiritual exaltation...

14-Feb-2017 Jammu

Sanatan Dharam Sabha Celebrates “Matra Pitra Poojan Diwas”

A grand “Parents Worship Day” (Matra Pitra Pujan Diwas) has been celebrated at Geeta Bhawan, Parade Ground Jammu on 14th February 2016. The event was organized by Sanatan Dharam Sabha, Parade Ground Jammu. People from various walks of life attended the...

13-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Dastgeer Sahab (RA) Urs concluded

The annual Urs in the memory of Sufi Saint Hazrat Sheikh Syed Abdul Qadir Jilani (RA) concluded on Friday while thousands of devotees amid chill and shutdown offered congregational Friday prayers at Khanyar Srinagar.Shortly after the Friday prayers the holy...

10-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Dastgeer Sahab (RA) urs celebrated with religious fervor

Amid chill, the annual Urs of the 11th century Sufi saint, Shaikh Syed Abdul Qadir Jeelani (RA), known as Peer Dastageer Sahib by devotees, was observed with religious fervor on Tuesday.Reports said that ‘Shab Khwani’ (nightlong prayers) were held from the...

27-Dec-2016 Srinagar

VC Wakaf Board visits Dastgeer Sahib (RA) shrine at Khanyar

To ensure take stock of the arrangements for the devotees at Shrine of Hazrat Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jeelani (RA) during the Urs days, the Vice Chairman J&K Wakaf Board, Peer Mohammad Hussain today visited Dastgeer Sahib Shrine at Khanyar.On the occasion,...

16-Dec-2016 Srinagar

Friday Following Eid-e-Milad observed across Valley

Thousands of devotees from across the Valley thronged the Hazratbal Shrine here on the Friday following Eid-Milad-un-Nabi (SAW) to have a glimpse of the Holy relic.While the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) was observed last Monday, devotees in the...

12-Dec-2016 Srinagar

Eid-e-Milad-Un-Nabi celebrated with religious fervour across Valley

Eid-e-Milad-Un-Nabi (SAW), the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) was Monday celebrated with religious fervour and enthusiasm across the Valley. Thousands of devotees thronged the Hazratbal shrine, which houses the holy relic of the Prophet (SAW) of Islam. Emotional scenes...

03-Dec-2016 Srinagar

Khawaja Digar offered at Naqashbandh Sahib (RA) shrine

Khawaja Digar, a special prayer, was on Saturday offered at the Naqashbandh Sahib (RA) shrine in Shaher-e-Khaas with thousands of devotees thronging the revered shrine for the congregational Asar Salah amid chilly weather.Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M)...

14-Nov-2016 Srinagar

548th Birthday of Sikhism founder celebrated with religious fervor

Gurpurab, the birthday (548th) of the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak Dev was celebrated throughout Jammu and Kashmir with traditional religious fervour and enthusiasm on Monday.Amid chill, people belonging to the Sikh community, attired in colorful dresses, paid...

04-Nov-2016 Srinagar

Urs Hazrat Baba Dawood Khaki (RA) observed in Srinagar

The annual Urs of Hazrat Sheikh Baba Dawood Khaki (RA) was observed in Srinagar today with religious fervor and enthusiasm. The main function in this regard was held at Maqdoom Sahib Shrine. The Sheikh was engaged in the royal services, which he later gave...

11-Oct-2016 Katra

Shobha yatra cum cultural procession taken out

A shobha yatra cum cultural procession today marked the concluding day of Navratra festival 2016 at the holy town of Katra.The yatra that started from Asia Chowk passed through Banganga road , Chintamani culminated at Yog ashram Katra.Chief Executive Officer,...

10-Oct-2016 Reasi

Bollywood personalities pay obeisance at Shivkhori Shrine

A group of prominent personalities of Bollywood and electronics media today paid obeisance here famous shrine of Lord Shiva here at Shiv Khori.    Chairman Censor Board, Pahlaj Nihalani, famous Singer, Hans Raj Hans, CEO MH One group, Mohinder...

09-Oct-2016 Katra

Shobha Yatra cum Cultural procession taken out

A Shobha yatra cum cultural procession was taken out last evening at Katra as a part of ongoing Navratra festival.The yatra started from Asia Chowk and culminated at Yog Ashram Katra.District Development Commissioner Reasi, Ravinder Kumar was the chief...

06-Oct-2016 Katra

DIG Udh-Reasi witnesses 21st Navratra festival at Katra

All India Devotional Song Competition entered in its fifth day last evening .DIG Udhampur-Reasi Range, Surinder Gupta was the chief guest on the occasion.In the preliminary round, Mr. Sukhjinder Jeet from Amritsar was adjudged  1st while Ms. Karuna...

29-Sep-2016 Ladakh

Ladakh, where Buddhist spirituality, culture reign supreme

Ladakh -- once the hub of the ancient Silk Route -- is aptly described as a place where Buddhist spirituality and its ancient culture reign supreme amidst virgin nature.It's a cold desert in northern India, dotted by tiny hamlets spread over the Himalayan peaks...

11-Sep-2016 Srinagar

Festivities, bustling markets missing in Kashmir on Eid eve

Eid-ul-Zuha, one of the holiest Muslim festivals, is going to be a highly subdued event in Kashmir this year. The only visible sign of Kashmiris preparing for the festival that falls on Tuesday is the buying of sacrificial animals at some places in summer capital...

19-Aug-2016 Kishtwar

Machail Yatra reaches Kishtwar

The Chari Mubarak of Annual Machail Mata Yatra today reached Kishtwar amidst chanting of bhajans and religious slogans.The Holy Mace was accorded rousing reception by the people as it passed through Kishtwar town for onward journey to the night Halt place...

18-Aug-2016 Srinagar

48-day-long Amarnath Yatra ends with 'Puja'

The 48-day-long annual Amarnath Yatra, which started on July 2, ended peacefully on Thursday with 'Puja' inside the cave shrine, authorities said."After the traditional Puja that followed the arrival of the 'Chhari Mubarak' (Lord Shiva's Mace) at the cave...

16-Aug-2016 Poonch

Charri Mubarak leaves for Buddha Amarnath

Deputy Chairman Legislative Council  Jahangir Hussain Mir, MLA Shah Mohammad Tantray, MLC Shehnaz Ganai  and Vibod Gupta  flagged off the“ Charri Mubarak” from Dashnami Akhara here this morning for making the final ritual of the annual sojourn.Deputy...

13-Aug-2016 Jammu

85 Amarnath pilgrims leave for Kashmir Valley

A batch of 85 pilgrims left Jammu on Saturday for the Kashmir Valley to perform the Amarnath Yatra."The Yatris are escorted by security forces. This is the smallest batch of yatris leaving Jammu since the Amarnath Yatra began on July 2," a police officer...

03-Aug-2016 Ludhiana

Kashmir Killings: Dal Khalsa to organize protest on Independence Day

Sharpening its focus on Punjab's independence from Indian yoke, the Dal Khalsa supported by Akhand Kirtani Jatha will organize a demonstration at Ludhiana to mark India's 70th independence anniversary.Asserting that there was no reason for Sikhs to celebrate August...

02-Aug-2016 Srinagar

Chhari puja held at Shankar Acharya temple

In connection with annual yatra of Shri Amarnathji, Chhari-Mubarak (holy mace) of Lord Shiva led by Mahant Deependra Giri was taken to historic Shankaracharya Temple, Srinagar on Tuesday for prayers on the occasion of ‘Haryali-Amavasya’ (Shravan Amavasya)...

02-Aug-2016 Jammu

Another batch of pilgrims leaves for Amarnath Yatra

The annual Amarnath Yatra continued as another batch of 265 pilgrims left Jammu on Monday evening for Kashmir."Another batch of 265 Yatris left Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in Jammu on Monday escorted by security forces," a senior police official told IANS.The...

01-Aug-2016 Srinagar

Hajj-2016: Flights to operate from August 10

According to the Executive Officer Jammu and Kashmir State Hajj Committee, the Hajj flights for Hajj-2016 shall operate from August 10, 2016.The pilgrims of Kashmir Division shall collect their travel documents two days prior to the date of departure from respective...

31-Jul-2016 Jammu

Amarnath Yatra continues

The annual Amarnath Yatra continued on Sunday as another batch of pilgrims left Jammu on Saturday evening for Kashmir."A fresh batch of 311 Yatris left the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in Jammu city on Saturday evening in a convoy escorted by the security...

28-Jul-2016 Jammu

Landslides close Jammu-Srinagar highway; Amarnath Yatra suspended

The strategic Jammu-Srinagar national highway was closed on Thursday due to landslides, resulting in the suspension of Amarnath Yatra.The landslides were triggered by incessant rains in Ramban district, a senior official of the traffic department told IANS...

20-Jul-2016 Jammu

Another batch of Amarnath yatris reaches Valley

The annual Amarnath Yatra resumed on Wednesday as another batch of pilgrims were allowed from Jammu to move to the Kashmir Valley late Tuesday evening.A senior police officer told IANS, "A batch of 2,500 yatris left Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in Jammu yesterday...

19-Jul-2016 Jammu

No Yatri allowed to move from Jammu to Valley

Authorities on Tuesday did not allow any pilgrim to move from winter capital Jammu towards the Valley although 6,679 Yatris had 'Darshan' inside the Cave Shrine on Monday."Around 1,700 Yatris were stationed at Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas on Tuesday. "The decision...

18-Jul-2016 Jammu

Amarnath Yatra resumes from Pahalgam route

The annual Amarnath Yatra resumed on Monday from south Kashmir's Pahalgam route for the first time since violence started in the Valley on July 9.On Sunday, 4,510 offered prayers inside the cave shrine.An official of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) that...

17-Jul-2016 Jammu

Another batch of 1,889 pilgrims leaves Jammu for Amarnath Yatra

Despite unrest in Jammu and Kashmir, the Amarnath Yatra continued on Sunday as another batch of 1,889 pilgrims left here for the valley."Another batch of 1,889 yatris (pilgrims) left Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in Jammu for the valley in 56 vehicles today," a...

16-Jul-2016 Kishtwar

Holy Machail Yatra arrangements reviewed in Kishtwar

To ensure all necessary arrangements are put in place in time  for the upcoming Holy Machail Yatra to the Saphire Valley Paddar, the Deputy Commissioner G.N. Balwan convened a joint  meeting of District and sectoral  officers and members...

15-Jul-2016 Jammu

Amarnath Yatra to remain suspended on Friday

The annual Amarnath Yatra was suspended on Friday because of the prevailing law and order situation in Kashmir Valley, officials said."No yatri was allowed on Friday to move from Bhagawati Nagar Yatri Niwas in Jammu city towards the valley," a senior police...

14-Jul-2016 Srinagar

10116 pay obeisance at Shri Amarnathji Shrine

On the 13th day of Shri Amarnathji Yatra 10,116 pilgrims paid obeisance at the Holy Cave. Till date 1,55,320 Yatris have received Darshan at the Shrine.In yesterday’s accident of a Mini Bus carrying Yatris, two lives were lost, that of Billal Ahmad Mir...

11-Jul-2016 Jammu

Amarnath Yatra resumes in Kashmir after three days

The Amarnath Yatra which was suspended for three days resumed on Monday afternoon with pilgrims leaving the Jammu city for Kashmir Valley."Amarnath bound yatris left for the valley in 40 buses around 4.20 p.m. from Bhagawati Nagar Yatri Niwas in Jammu city,"...

11-Jul-2016 Jammu/Srinagar

Amarnath Yatra suspended for third day

No yatri was allowed to move towards the Kasmir Valley from winter capital Jammu to perform the Amarnath Yatra for the third consecutive day on Monday, police said."No Yatri will be allowed to move towards the Valley from Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in Jammu...

10-Jul-2016 Srinagar

Shri Amarnathji Yatra-2016: 8611 pay obeisance at Holy Cave

On the 9th day of Shri Amarnathji Yatra-2016,  8,611 Yatris paid obeisance at the Holy Cave. Till date 1,27,358 Yatris had darshan of the Ice Lingam at the Holy Cave. Today, the Yatra convoy from Jammu did not proceed to the two Yatra Base Camps at...

10-Jul-2016 Jammu

Amarnath Yatra remains suspended

The Amarnath Yatra remained suspended for the second day on Sunday as no pilgrim was allowed to move from Jammu to Kashmir Valley, officials said."No yatri will be allowed to move from Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in Jammu to the Kashmir Valley on Sunday due...

09-Jul-2016 Jammu

Amarnath Yatra Suspended in Kashmir

Amarnath Yatra was suspended and no pilgrim was on Saturday allowed to move from Jammu city to perform the Amarnath Yatra following the tension in Kashmir valley."No yatri was allowed to move from Bhagawati Nagar Yatri Niwas in Jammu city towards the valley due...

08-Jul-2016 Jammu

1,726 pilgrims leave Jammu for Amarnath Yatra

Another batch of 1,726 pilgrims left Jammu on Friday for the Amarnath Cave Shrine where 75,000 devotees have had 'Darshan' so far, officials said.The pilgrims left in a convoy of 12 buses and 28 light motor vehicles escorted by the security forces."Since the...

07-Jul-2016 Jammu

Over 71,000 perform Amarnath Yatra in 5 days

Over 71,000 pilgrims have performed the Amarnath Yatra so far as another batch of 1,612 pilgrims left Jammu on Thursday.An official of the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) that manages the affairs of the annual pilgrimage said, " A total of 1,612 pilgrims...

06-Jul-2016 Srinagar

Eid ul Fitr celebrated with religious fervor

Eid ul Fitr was celebrated with religious fervor and zeal all across Jammu and Kashmir today. The biggest congregation of Eid prayers was held at the historic Eidgah Srinagar where thousands of faithful offered congregational Eid prayers. Hurriyat (M) Chairman...

06-Jul-2016 Srinagar

Sweets exchanged at border on Eid-ul-Fitr

The auspicious festival of Eid-Ul-FITR was marked by bonhomie at the borders with Forces on both sides greeting each other and exchanging sweets.The Security Forces of India and Pakistan along the borders at Uri and Tangdhar today exchanged sweets and pleasantries...

06-Jul-2016 Jammu

Amarnath Yatra proceeds peacefully; 1,621 pilgrims leave Jammu

Another batch of 1,621 pilgrims left Jammu on Wednesday to perform the Amarnath Yatra which has been proceeding peacefully in the Kashmir Valley, officials said.The pilgrims left Jammu in 34 buses and 15 light motor vehicles escorted by the security forces,...

05-Jul-2016 Jammu

40,000 pilgrims perform Amarnath Yatra in three days: Officials

Since its beginning on July 2, 40,000 pilgrims have performed the Amarnath Yatra as another batch of 1,924 pilgrims left Jammu for the Valley on Tuesday.An official of the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) told IANS, "40,000 Yatris have performed the Amarnath...

04-Jul-2016 Jammu

24,000 perform Amarnath Yatra in two days

Nearly 24,000 devotees performed the Yatra in last two days and another batch of 1,414 pilgrims left winter capital Jammu on Monday for the Valley."Another batch of 1,414 Yatris left Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas at 4.40 a.m. for the Valley in 38 buses and 17...

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