PM Modi wishes Kashmiri Pandits on Jyeshtha Ashtami
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday extended wishes to the Kashmiri Pandit community on the occasion of Jyeshtha Ashtami.
“Best wishes, especially to the Kashmiri Pandit community, on the very special occasion Jyeshtha Ashtami,” he said in a tweet.
“With the divine blessings of Mata Kheer Bhawani, may everyone be happy, healthy and prosperous,” Modi said.
In Jammu and Kashmir, Jyestha Ashtami is celebrated at the shrine of Khir Bhawani in Tullamula in honour of their patron goddess Ragnya Devi.
‘Kheer’ (rice boiled in milk) is prepared on this day as a food offering.