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Kashi is the city of Lord Shiva in Banaras, while Kashmir Valley is the home of Bhole Baba on the Himalayas. A banner giving this message will be seen from Saturday at Qazigund, the gateway to the Kashmir Valley. A group of Kashmiri Muslim youth, who consider Lord Shiva to be an integral part of Kashmiriyat, will welcome the Amarnath Yatris in a unique way. These youths have arranged flower garlands, national flag, pictures of Shiva Parvati and copies of Gita.
Flowers will be showered on Amarnath pilgrims
Flowers will be showered on Amarnath pilgrims during their entry into the Kashmir Valley. They will be presented with the holy Gita by wearing garlands of flowers. Javed Baig, who is leading these youths involved in the welcome, says that Shri Amarnath Yatra provides an opportunity to further strengthen the idea of India, in which all religions are considered equal.
People are busy making the journey memorable
According to Javed Baig, who is researching the history of Shaivism, Sufi saints, Rishi tradition and Kashmiri culture in Kashmir, no Kashmiri can separate himself from Lord Shiva. Religion has changed but our culture remains the same. Apart from Javed Baig, Asif Mir, Yawar Hussain Baig, Maqbool Ahmed, Tariq Ahmed are also involved in making Amarnath Yatra memorable.
These youth said that Shaivism is the heritage of Kashmir. He wants to share this with the devotees of Baba Barfani on occasions like Amarnath Yatra. Permission has been obtained from the administration. Will welcome the passengers at eleven o’clock in the morning.
Abhinav Gupta, Sharda Peeth should be taught in schools
Javed Baig advocates teaching Sharda Peeth, the religious place of Kashmiri Pandits in PoK and history related to Abhinav Gupta in Kashmir, to be taught in the school. Baig said that he lives in Beerwah in Budgam. Near his house there is a cave belonging to the Abhinav Gupta period, which he is conserving. He has also proposed to the government to include Sharda Peeth and Abhinav Gupta in the syllabus.
Abdul keeps the path clear for Shiva devotees
Abdul Ahad keeps the path neat and clean as the steps of Shiva devotees lead to the holy cave. This example of Hindu-Muslim harmony in the Amarnath Yatra on the Domel track from Baltal inspires every watcher. Muslims provide many services related to the needs of passengers including horses, palanquins in the journey.
Ahad is engaged in keeping the road clean
Meanwhile, Abdul Ahad along with his companions keeps on keeping the road clean throughout the journey. Abdul Ahad says that the batch of devotees visiting Baba Amarnath should not face any problem with the garbage, his team takes special care about it. It is a small service from his side during the journey, which makes all the teammates feel at ease.