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Advisor Khan releases LED Glow of Mata Kheer Bhawani on Jyeshtha Ashtami

Hopes social harmony will get strengthened as society comes together on the holy occasion of Jyeshtha Ashtami

Srinagar, MAY 30 (KINS): Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Khan today released a specially designed LED Glow of Mata Kheer Bhawani in Jammu on the occasion of Jyeshtha Ashtami.

The LED Glow made by Mata Kheer Bhawani ji Welfare Society (MKBJYWS) contains audio katha (story) of Ragnya Bhawani and 35 most popular devotional Kashmiri songs in her praise and prayer. The glow contains the story of Ragnya Bhawani which has been written by renowned writer and poet Dr Agnishekhar.

The remote-controlled hi-tech glow was to be installed at Mata Kheer Bhawani shrine at Tulmulla as a newer attraction but was cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic.

However, the Society decided to release the device in Jammu and would be subsequently installed at the Mata abode as soon the conditions become conducive.

Speaking on the occasion, Advisor Khan greeted Kashmir Pandit community in J&K and outside on the auspicious occasion of Jyeshtha Ashtami.

He hoped that the blessings of Mata Kheer Bhawani would spare the humanity from this pandemic and soon the situation would turn normal for holding the Mela with the traditional enthusiasm and fervor.

The Advisor also hoped that the social harmony that Jyeshtha Ashtami festival has nurtured over centuries will get strengthened as society comes together to help each other during the occasion.

Speaking about the new initiative, Kiran Watal, convenor of the MKBJYWS said that there is always a need to attract young people to our heritage and culture and this is an attempt in that direction.

 ‘Also, the power of story and music is immense, so having it around the holy seat will add to the devotional atmosphere ,” he added.

Among others  present were   Prof Ashok Aima, Vice Chancellor, Central University of Jammu; Dr Agnishekhar, Dr Yudhvir Gupta, Dr Gautam Goel, Pintoo ji, Dr Adarshpal Gupta,  Kuldip Luthra, Prem Sharma, MK Yogi, Rohit Bhat, Bal Krishan Bhat, Ajay Bhat, Aryan Ramesh and BL Dhar.

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