Two day annual festival at the revered shrine of Mata Jwala Ji in south Kashmir’s Khrew area of Pampore celebrated with the participation of hundreds of devotees. The devotees, mainly Kashmiri Pandits, who had come from various parts of the State and country participated in the Havan Puja and sought the blessings of Mata Jwala Ji. The festival holds significant importance for the Kashmiri Pandits. The people from majority community open heartedly welcomed the devotees and made all possible arrangements for their
convenience. Despite shutdown called in Khrew against the cement factories, the locals did not shut their shops in the vicinity of the shrine and also kept the facility of transport available for the devotees. The organizers said that the local administration had also made arrangements for the smooth conduct of the annual festival.