Devotees rushed towards the temple across Kashmir on the occasion of Mahashivratri on Friday.The biggest gathering of devotees in the valley was witnessed at the ancient Shankracharya temple in Srinagar. Many devotees especially visit Srinagar from to pray at the Shankracharya temple.Mohan Kumar from Bihar and Shri Ram from Hyderabad were among the few devotees.
Mohan kumar stated, “I have come from Bihar especially to participate in the special prayers at the Shankracharya.””I am feeling really good on visiting the temple. It was a one-hour trek from the nearest roadhead to the temple on the hillock”said Shri Ram.
Rakesh Kumar, a priest at the Shankaracharya temple said,”We are holding special prayers for peace in Jammu and Kashmir; we wish the problems in Kashmir and all over in the country come to end.”Mahashivratri marks the zenith of a three-day festival for the Kashmiri Pandit community. Special prayers were held on the first two days, with a feast on the third day.