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Kashmir: Earthen Lamps, Prayers, & Hymns On Kheer Bhawani Temple | See Photos

Kashmiri Hindu devotees were seen celebrating the annual festival at Kheer Bhawani Hindu temple in Tulla Mulla in Kashmir's northeast Srinagar. Devotees offered prayers, sang religious hymns and lit earthen lamps at the temple and during the annual Mela there. The festival every year is celebrated on Jyestha Ashtami. Local residents believe it to be a good omen, expecting the return of Kashmiri Pandits back to their homes.

Kheer Bhawani Mela in Jammu Kashmir Photo: AP/Dar Yasin

Kashmiri Hindu devotees lights earthen lamps during the annual festival at the Kheer Bhawani Hindu temple in Tulla Mulla,, northeast of Srinagar, Kashmir.

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Kheer Bhawani Mela
Kheer Bhawani Mela Photo: PTI/S Irfan

Devotees offer prayers at the Kheer Bhawani Temple at Tulmulla during the annual Kheer Bhawani Mela, in Ganderbal district.

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Kheer Bhawani Mela
Kheer Bhawani Mela Photo: AP/Dar Yasin

Hindu devotees pray during the annual festival at the Kheer Bhawani Hindu temple in Tulla Mulla, northeast of Srinagar, Kashmir.

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Kheer Bhawani Mela
Kheer Bhawani Mela Photo: AP/Dar Yasin

A Hindu devotee woman prays during the annual festival at the Kheer Bhawani Hindu temple in Tulla Mulla, northeast of Srinagar, Kashmir.

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Kheer Bhawani Temple
Kheer Bhawani Temple Photo: AP/Dar Yasin

Hindu devotees sing religious hymns during the annual festival at the Kheer Bhawani Hindu temple in Tulla Mulla, northeast of Srinagar, Kashmir.

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Kheer Bhawani Temple Kashmir
Kheer Bhawani Temple Kashmir Photo: AP/Dar Yasin

Kashmiri Hindu devotees light earthen lamps during the annual festival at the Kheer Bhawani Hindu temple in Tulla Mulla,, northeast of Srinagar, Kashmir.

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Kashmir Hindu Festival
Kashmir Hindu Festival Photo: AP/Dar Yasin

Hindu devotees pray during the annual festival at the Kheer Bhawani Hindu temple in Tulla Mulla, northeast of Srinagar, Kashmir.

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Kheer Bhawani Mela in Jammu
Kheer Bhawani Mela in Jammu Photo: AP/Channi Anand

Kashmiri Hindus perform rituals during the annual festival at Kheer Bhawani temple in Jammu.

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Photo: AP/Channi Anand

Kashmiri Hindus perform rituals during the annual festival at Kheer Bhawani temple in Jammu.

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Hindu devotees
Hindu devotees Photo: AP/Dar Yasin

Hindu devotees take bath before offering prayers during the annual festival at the Kheer Bhawani Hindu temple in Tulla Mulla, northeast of Srinagar, Kashmir.

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