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Maha Shivratri (Haerath) of Kashmiri Pandits
Krishan Trisal2/17/2019 11:20:20 PM
Nilamat Purana written in 6/7th century AD mentions Shiva Worship on Shivratri was prevalent in Kashmir right before the arrival of SWARSAT BRAHMINS from plains. One of the conditions put forward by King NILA for permitting these SWARSAT BRAHMINS to settle in the valley was to observe their festivals which included celebration of the festival of SHIVRATRI. After a passage of time this festival came to be called HAERATH. Why is Shivratri called Haerath ? Different people have given various explanations for this:- Haerath signifies emergence of Vatuk Bhairav {in ancient past from an earth pot}, (Bhairav is one of the manifestation of Rudra) Haerath falls on 12th or 13th day of Phalgun Kri
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Time to Punish Pakistan - the Merchant of Death
R K SINHA2/17/2019 11:20:01 PM
What happened in Pulwama last week raises concern. We lost some 40 jawans of CRPF in terror attack. There is anger and shock as 125 crore Indians are stunned. We are anxious to see to it that Pakistan is taught a lesson. We must retaliate. The nation is engaged in decoding this terrorist operation. It will continue for some time to reach at the depth of the operation carried out by a local Kashmiri man who had joined the Pakistan based terrorist outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad a year ago. It is being said that the intelligence agencies had alerted a day before the incident about a possible terror attack. The question is why then the security forces failed to take the warning seriously and act accor
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