Kashmiri Pandits on Thursday prayed for peace and tranquillity in south Asian region, especially in Jammu and Kashmir, during a 'Yagya' (special prayer) in the temple of Mata Sidhlaxami in Anantnag district.
"We prayed for return of peace and tranquillity in south Asian region and Jammu and Kashmir during the night-long Yagya which concluded today (Thursday) with Puran Aahuti," organisers said.
Nearly 250 Kashmiri Pandits, including women, participated in the Yagya organised by Dooru Shahabad Migrant Coordination Committee in collaboration with All Parties Migrant Coordination Committee (APMCC).
Despite restrictions on movement of people in the Valley in the wake of ongoing unrest, local Muslims helped in organising the Yagya at Lukbhavan in Dooru, 70 kms from Srinagar, Chairman of APMCC Vinod Pandit said.
He said the Yagya is being organised every year in Lukbhavan, abode of four other temples of Shiv temple, Ram, Sita and Laxman temple, Durga temple, Laxmi Narayan temple.