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21-Aug-2017 Udhampur

Historic Sankri Devta Mela concludes

The Three day historic Sankari Devta Mela concluded on Sunday here at Sankri, Panchari.A large number of devotees paid obeisance at the local Temple shirne during the day religious congregation which also witnessed cultural, sports and promotional activities...

18-Aug-2017 Bhaderwah

Historic Machail Yatra begins

The historical Machail Paddar Yatra commenced today from its base camp Temple of Chandi mata at village chanote in Bhaderwah.The yatra started on August 18 and will culminate on August 25. More than 5000 pilgrims are undertaking the yatra.The yatra started...

18-Aug-2017 Udhampur

Historic Sankri Devta Mela begins

The 3- day historic Sankri Devta Mela commenced today with great religious fervor and enthusiasm at Sankri, Panchari.Tehsildar Panchari Narinder Sharma, inaugurated the mela.Colorful cultural programmes were organised by Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art,...

04-Aug-2017 Srinagar

Congregational prayers allowed at Jamia Masjid after seventh Fridays

After remaining sealed by 49 days, authorities on Friday allowed congregational Friday prayers in Jamia Masjid Srinagar. Reports said that there was no siege around the Masjid on Friday and people in hoards thronged the masjid to offer mandatory congregational...

02-Aug-2017 Poonch

Poonch admin sees off 2nd batch of Hajj pilgrims

The district administration Poonch today accorded warm send off to second batch of Hajj pilgrims.The group included Hajj pilgrims from Surankote, Mendhar and Haveli areas of the district.A team of district administration comprising ADDC,  SSP, ADC,...

05-Jul-2017 Jammu

Around 80,000 pilgrims perform Amarnath Yatra in 6 days

Nearly 80,000 pilgrims have performed the Amarnath Yatra over the last six days, an official said on Wednesday as another batch of 3,389 pilgrims left here for the cave shrine in the Kashmir Valley amid heightened security.They left the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri...

30-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Amarnath Yatra resumes after being suspended due to overnight rains

Amarnath Yatra that was suspended due to inclement weather on Friday resumed after the improvement in weater.Reports said that various areas en-route to holy cave in Baltal and Pahalgam witnessed heavy rainfall on Thursday night.Meterological Department has predicted...

28-Jun-2017 Jammu

First batch of pilgrims leaves for Amarnath

The first batch of Amarnath pilgrims left here for the cave shrine in the Kashmir Valley amid extraordinary security arrangements after intelligent inputs cautioned of militant attacks, police said.The Amarnath Yatra begins on Thursday.A total of 2,280 pilgrims...

26-Jun-2017 Kargil

Eid-ul-Fitr celebrated in Kargil

Thousands of Muslims offered Eid congregational prayers at the Islamia School Campus in Kargil today.Members of Ullama Council Kargil, Chairman J&K Legislative Council, Haji Anayat Ali, CEC LAHDC Kargil Kacho Ahmad Ali Khan, Councilors and district officers...

26-Jun-2017 Jammu

Eid-ul-Fitr celebrated in Jammu with religious fervor

Like other parts of the country and State, the Eid-ul-Fitr was celebrated in Jammu with religious fervor and gaiety. All the Mosque in Jammu city were decorated magnificently and markets witnessed huge rush of people who were busy in purchasing sweets, gifts...

26-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Eid celebrated across India, clashes occur in Kashmir Valley

Eid-ul-Fitr, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, was celebrated across India on Monday with tens of thousands of Muslims converging at mosques to offer prayers and greet each other. In the turmoil-hit Kashmir Valley, clashes were reported between stone-pelters...

26-Jun-2017 Budgam

Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations in Budgam District

The festival of Eid-ul-Fitr was celebrated with religious fervor and gaiety  in district Budgam.The congregational  prayers were held at various places and passed off peacefully.The district administration had made elaborate arrangements for congressional...

24-Jun-2017 Kupwara

Eid Prayers Timing In Kashmir Valley

Islamabad (Anantnag): 7: 15 amChittergul: 9 AmUtersoo: 8: 30amShangus: 8:30 amNowgam: 8 amKhundroo: 8 40amAchabal: 9: 30Trohpu: 9: 15amTailwan: 9 amLarnoo: 10:30 amBuchoo: 9: 15amKokernag: 9 amHillar: 9 amMattan, Nambal: 9: 30 amRanipora: 9: 30 amDooru: 10 amVerinag:...

23-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Lailat-ul-Qadr observed with religious fervor

Muslims across Jammu and Kashmir and elsewhere in the world observed Shab-e-Qadr or Lailat-ul-Qadr with the religious reverence in the intervening night of Thursday-Friday with lakhs of lakhs of Muslims offering night-long prayers.The night is considered to...

22-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Ministers felicitate people on Shab-e-Qader, Jummat-ul-Vida

The Council of Ministers has greeted the people on the auspicious occasion of Shab-e-Qadr.Minister for Revenue, Disaster Management, Relief Rehabilitation & Reconstruction and Parliamentary Affairs, Abdul Rehman Veeri, Minister for Rural Development,...

03-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board opens Yatri Registration facility at Leh

Umang Narula, Chief Executive Officer, Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board, informed that after taking into consideration requests received from pilgrims and certain organizations, he has held discussions with Chairman, Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board and it has been...

02-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Hindu-Muslim amity marks Khir Bhawani festival in J&K

Despite dismally low attendance, the popular Khir Bhawani festival in Jammu and Kashmir witnessed the usual communal amity as local Muslims welcomed the Kashmiri Pandit devotees with milk when they reached the Tullamulla shrine.Not more than 300 devotees on...

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...

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