Srinagar, Oct 16 (UNI): Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday expressed happiness for the Navratri Pujas held for the first time since 1947 in the historic Sharda temple near the Line of Control (LOC) in Jammu Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
“It is a matter of profound spiritual significance that for the first time since 1947, the Navratri pujas have been held in the historic Sharda Temple in Kashmir this year”, Shah wrote on the X.
The inaugural Navratri Puja of Sharad Navratri took place at the newly constructed Sharda Temple located on the LoC in the Teetwal border region of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on October 15.
Home Minister Shah said earlier in the year the Chaitra Navratri Puja was observed and now the mantras of the Shardiya Navratri puja resound in the shrine.
“I was fortunate to reopen the temple on March23, 2023 after restoration”, he said.
This not only signifies the return of peace in the valley but also marks the rekindling of our nation’s spiritual and cultural flame under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Shah added.