SRINAGAR: The Mata Kheerbawani shrine skilled an unprecedented surge in pilgrims, with over 1.87 lakh devotees embarking on the religious journey in 2023—marking a historic milestone.
Officers mentioned that from January to December 2023, a formidable 1.87 lakh pilgrims visited the revered temple in Tullamulla, Ganderbal district, central Kashmir, surpassing earlier attendance data.
The temple’s cultural and spiritual significance is clear within the substantial inflow of vacationers, exceeding 1.87 lakh in 2023.
Bilal Bhat, a campaigner, social reformer, and motivational speaker, remarked, “Yearly, pilgrims from totally different states go to Tullamulla, and the essential message is that the area people, together with all stakeholders, stays dedicated to serving the pilgrims by way of assist, cooperation, coordination, and providers.”
He highlighted that the divisional, district, and tehsil administrations stay vigilant to make sure all obligatory services can be found for devotees of Mata Kheerbhawni.
“We, the individuals of Tullamulla, all the time present peace, prosperity, and communal concord in direction of the plenty; our hearts are all the time open if Kashmiri Pandits return to their homeland. We urge the Authorities of J&Ok to take steps to rehabilitate all Kashmiri Pandits in Kashmir,” mentioned Bilal, who volunteers yearly for pilgrims on the event of the annual mela.
He emphasised that the truth that 1.87 lakh devotees visited the temple this 12 months is a testomony to its cultural and spiritual worth. Such a big inflow of vacationers brings many advantages to the native economic system, selling tourism-related companies and producing employment alternatives.
Bhat famous that in recent times, India has seen a outstanding transformation in its religious tourism panorama, attributing it to a concerted effort to renovate and modernize pilgrim websites, improve supporting infrastructure, and improve transportation programs.
A neighborhood youth from Tullamulla, Ganderbal, Mir Naveed, acknowledged that just about 1.87 lakh devotees and vacationers visiting the temple in 2023 “is a transparent indication of communal concord, brotherhood, and unity, which remains to be intact even at the moment.”
He highlighted the dependence of shopkeepers, distributors, and different small merchants on the devotees who go to the temple, boosting the native economic system of the Tullamulla village.
The Civil Society Tullamulla requested the administration to make all obligatory preparations for the devotees inside and out of doors the temple to make sure they didn’t face any hardship throughout the go to.
Highlighting sustainability, one other native, Abdul Hameed, recommended incorporating eco-friendly measures like waste administration, solar-powered lighting, and renewable sources in temple building to advertise an environmentally accountable picture. (KNO)
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