The annual ‘ Kheer Bhawani Mela’ is being observed in the Tulmula area of Ganderbal district.
Governor, N N Vohra and Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed have felicitated the people on the eve of Kheer Bhawani Mela.
In his message, the Governor observed that this festival is a shining example of communal harmony and brotherhood, which are the hallmark of the glorious pluralistic ethos of J& K in the centuries past.
Chief Minister also extended warm greetings to the people, particularly Kashmiri Pandit community, on the eve of Mela and prayed for peace and prosperity of the people of the State and the country.
Meanwhile, a large number of Kashmiri Pandits today left Jammu for Kashmir valley to take part in the Mela.
State government had arranged 47 buses of State Road Transport Corporation ( SRTC) to carry the pilgrims from Jammu to attend the festival. A large number of private buses and small vehicles were also used.
The shrine of the Hindu goddess, Mata Ragyna was built by erstwhile Dogra rulers of Jammu and Kashmir