Kheer Bhawani Mela 2017 Tulla Mulla J&K
Kheer Bawani, the most revered Holy Temple Shrine of Kashmiri Brahmans
The Goddess Mata Ragnya Devi is symbolised as a sacred spring at Tula Mula village, near (27 kms) Srinagar, Kashmir in J&K India. The spring of Kheer Bhawani is quite large and has always been held in veneration by the Brahman population of Srinagar.
The Temple, dedicated to the Goddess Mata Kheer Bhawani (originally Bhawani Mata), has been constructed over a Sacred Spring. Within the spring is a marble Temple. The Temple-Spring complex is affectionately known as Kheer Bhawani as thousands of devotees offer milk and ‘kheer’ to the Sacred Spring.
Mela Kheer Bhawani – An Annual Festival: Kheer Bhawani Mela 2017 date is June 2. It is observed on the Ashtami day during Shukla Paksha or waxing phase of moon in Jyeshta month (June – July). The shrine is also referred as the temple of Ragnya Bhagwati and is noted for a unique holy spring whose water changes its color.
Some people say that before the exodus of the Pandits (Kashmiri Brahmans) from Kashmir the colour had turned completely black in 1990!
According to the legend, there were 360 springs surrounding the main spring but all of these seem to have disappeared as the land has become marshy all around.
In the last half century, the pilgrimage has become the most important for Kashmiri Brahmans who come here from all over the Jammu & Kashmir State and even from outside.
Kheer Bhawani is considered to be the Presiding Deity of most of the Kashmiri Brahmans.