Efforts to revive the centuries-old pilgrimage
Apart from the construction of Temples, Hindus feel that Central Government should take effective measures for the permanent protection of Temples from jihadi terrorism.
Srinagar (J&K) – Sharada Peeth is a symbol of the faith of Kashmiri Hindus. The ancient Temple of Mata Sharada in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir is currently in ruins. In front of it, construction work of a magnificent Temple of Mata Sharada has started on the banks of the Kishanganga River in the Teetwal (Kupwara) sector, near the Indo-Pak Line of Control in North Kashmir. Sharada Yatra Temple Committee under the guidance of the Save Sharada Committee has started the construction of the Temple, informed an official of the committee. The Temple is being built to revive the centuries-old pilgrimage. The pilgrimage used to take place at Sharada Peeth in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. Devotees used to rest at the place where the Temple is now being built, to go to Sharada Peeth.
Ravinder Pandita, head of the committee, said, construction work started with a Puja, attended by many Kashmiri Hindus from different parts of the country. The foundation stone of this Temple was laid in December 2021. The Sringeri Sharada Peeth has approved the plan and design of the Temple. The carving of granite stones for the Temple has started in Bidadi, Karnataka. We have repeatedly urged the Central Government to construct the Sharada Peeth Corridor in consultation with the Government of Pakistan. The highway will benefit not only the people of Jammu and Kashmir but also the people of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. A large number of devotees will come here for pilgrimage.