Kasmir - Khir Bhavani temple
Kheer Bhawani temple is a famous temple situated in the beautiful city of Srinagar in Kashmir. The whole place is covered with mountains and valleys. This place in Kashmir is also famous for its religious importance. Many sacred and holy temples are in close vicinity to this area. People are filled with devotion once they visit this place. A lot of temples can be seen in this place that attract a huge number of tourists and devotees. The beauty of this place is enhanced by the presence of these temples. One such temple is the Kheer Bhawani temple that is considered very holy and sacred by Devi Ma’s devotees. People from all around the country visit this place for just a glimpse of Ma Bhawani.
Kheer Bhawani temple has been one of the most famous temple of this place which is renowned all around the world. Devotees visiting this place are blessed by Devi Ma. Any tourist visiting this place does not forget visiting Kheer Bhawani temple under any circumstances.
Kheer Bhawani temple is situated in Srinagar’s Tullamulla district. Kheer Bhawani temple is one of the most important and sacred places in this area and is dedicated to Ma Raghenya devi. A huge crowd can be seen waiting in lines for just a glimpse of Devi Ma.
Newly married couples visit this place to offer their prayers to Devi Ma and ask for blessings in return. Even children and old people visit this place. Dev Ma’s form in this place is a symbol of generosity and love for the people living in this area. Kheer Bhawani Temple Story Kheer Bhawani temple is of significant religious importance.
Devotees offer prayers to Ma Bhawani on a regular basis. A story is famous about this temple. It is believed that anyone reading or hearing this story is blessed by Devi Ma and his wishes come true.
This temple is related to ancient times and according to a famous story, Lord Rama decided to visit Lanka to free Devi Sita from Ravana. This was during the time of Ramayana. Lord Rama along with his army went to Lanka and the battle began. It is said that Devi Raghenya resided in Lanka during that period. When she saw Lord Hanuman, she told him that her time in Lanka was over and she needed to get out. She asked Lord Hanuman to carry her to the Kashmir region in the Himalayas where Ravana’s father, Saint Pultasya, resided. Hearing this, Lord Hanuman decided to carry Devi Raghenya to the Himalayas. Devi Ma disguised herself as a rock and Lord Hanuman lifted her in his hands. He took her out of Lanka and went to the Himalayas where he started looking for an appropriate place for Devi Ma. Lord Hanuman saw this place and kept Devi Ma here who was in the form of a rock. Since then, Devi Ma started residing in the same place.
This place was neglected during the transition from ancient to medieval times. But then, Devi Raighenya appeared in front of a Kashmiri Pandit in the form of a snake. She took this Pandit to the place where she resided as a rock. Later, a temple was built in this place. An idol of Devi Ma is present inside this temple. This temple was renovated by King Pratap Singh in 1912 A.D. Kheer Bhawani Temple Importance The Kheer Bhawani temple situated in Srinagar is one of the most famous temples dedicated to Devi Ma.
A fair is organised in this place every year. Many festivals are celebrated in this temple and a lot of people take part in them. The annual celebration is full of a huge number of Hindu devotees. A fair is organised in this place on the day of Shukla paksha’s ashtami in the Jyeshtha month. Devotees from far off places visit this place in a huge number during this period. Devotees wish for blessings and from Devi Ma and pour milk on her idol. An interesting fact is that lot of Muslim milkmen are present outside this temple from whom Hindu devotees buy milk. This festival has also been turned out as an occasion depicting Hindu-Muslim unity.