Kashmiri Hindus pray for peace on the occasion of Ram Navami

April 3rd, 2009 - 10:58 pm ICT by ANI  

Srinagar, Apr 3 (ANI): Many Kashmiri Hindus celebrated Ram Navami, the birth anniversary of Lord Ram, on Friday with reverence in Srinagar, as this festival brought various devotees together at a Hindu temple here.

“We want the older interaction with people, peace, religious understanding and a harmonious world. We have performed this ‘Havan’ (holy fire ritual) for the same,” said Rajender Tikoo, a Hindu devotee.

A traditional ‘Havan’ was performed to pray for peace and prosperity in the region.

“Because of our saints and Gods, we are doing well. With their blessings we wish the lost brotherhood returns to the state. If the peaceful atmosphere of the past returns here, the flowers will blossom as before and forever,” said Herath Lal, another Hindu devotee.

In early ’90s, thousands of Kashmiri Hindus had to flee from their homes in the valley after being targetted by Kashmiri and foreign militants. Today, Kashmiri Hindus now constitute a miniscule population in the State. (ANI)

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