x

Like our Facebook Page

   
Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
 
Breaking News :   COVID-19: Despite spending crores GMC Jammu fails to enhance testing capacity | Discrimination continues: Now ill-equipped Jammu dependant on Kashmir for Covid-19 testing! | Omar’s Delhi visit fuels rumours; PDP feel isolated at all levels | China out to plunge world into bigger crisis than COVID-19 | Altaf Bukhari all set to be Chief Councilor of JK | COVID-19 patients die due to underlying ailments not due to Corona Virus | COVID-19: J&K tourism sector set to take hit, crores spent on publicity go down the drain | +Ve cases jumped from 148 to 386 in 10 days in Jammu due to people coming from outside | No helpdesk for migrant labourers to get access to Shramik Trains | JK sees highest number of COVID-19 cases in a day as 162 test positive, two more deaths | SKUAST-Jammu Convenes 20th Academic Council Meet | Online classes in Jammu confined to sending Home-work through Whattsapp, say parents | DDC Doda hands over medical equipments to CMO | Appoint commission of inquiry to probe financial irregularities in J&K: Prof Gupta | Confederation seeks representation of SCs/STs in proposed Advisory Council | Free distribution of stationery kits held under Beti Bachao Beti Padhao | Mayor inspects ongoing development works at Bhagwati Nagar | Destroy all unexploded shells in Tosamaidan: Raja Muzaffar | Dy Mayor JMC conducts surprise inspection of Ward No 66 | BJP leader demands special crimes tribunal for ''atrocities'' against minority KPs in Kashmir | Narcotic smuggling bid foiled at Ramsoo | District Samba achieves 100% coverage under social welfare pensions | ‘Open canteen for Paramilitary forces in J&K UT’ | Game of speculations | Initiate political process in J&K | Munish Gupta asks J&K government to solve problems of people of C/C Gandhi Nagar | MCCH Anantnag denies treatment to pregnant woman, shifts her to Covid hospital | Excise Commissioner on move, inspects Army canteens, other outlets; collects feedback from the ground | Perimeter restrictions removed in 13 Containment Zones in Srinagar | LG assigns Advisor Bhatnagar’s portfolios to Advisor Sharma | 2G services extended up to June 17 | Installation of government through back door in J&K could prove disastrous: Harsh | BJP Jammu Rural District Kisan Morcha nominates office bearers | Online guest lectures organised by MV International school | KDD continues to distribute essentials among poor | Govt sends back 26564 outbound migrant workers to different states, UTs | Bike lifters active in Jagti colony | GGF distributes relief at Panjgrain, Jagti, Nagrota | Bank of India continues to provide dry ration to needy | Pandit Bhajan Sopori makes a new Raga ‘Hem Rast’ | Faculty Development Program held for CSE, YCET | Police arrest cattle thief | Police recover Lahan | Brahmin Sabha demands financial package for priests, staff of religious places | BPCL introduces Whatsapp booking | J&K Apni Party seeks LG’s intervention for smooth migration of nomads | COVID : Frontline Warriors of Jammu Municipal Corporation remove over 20,000 MT garbage since lockdown | No end term exams for current, previous semesters : KU | Navin reviews Annual Action Plan under National Food Security Mission 2020-21 | Kansal discusses modalities for installation of smart meters | G R Chintala takes over as NABARD Chairman | COVID-19: Horse which ferried its owner from Kashmir to Rajouri placed under ''home quarantine'' | Baseer Khan inspects progress on MMHC Conservation work | Desilting work of Ranbir Canal along IB in Jammu completed despite Pak objection: BSF | 38 fresh positive cases, one recovered in north Kashmir | ICAR-CITH issues advisory to farmers | JK government orders reshuffle in administration | Water problem may increase in Jammu & Kashmir | J&K Bank Guard beats mercilessly a customer | HC dismisses chairman’s petition seeking quashment of FIR | Jammu sizzles at 42.6 degree C; heat wave continues across region | Govt constitutes Committee for expediting disposal of pending litigations | Power shutdown | Delay in reporting of samples irks inmates of quarantine centers | Communally sensitive pictures shared on facebook, Cyber cell starts investigation | Quality food being served in Quarantine centers of Samba:SDM Vijaypur | MSK Kishtwar conducts door to door campaign on ‘How to Deal with Kids during COVID-19’ | Domestic Flights operation: Day 3 | Kheer Bhawani Mela, Yatra will not take place due to COVID-19:Dharmarth Trust | Kheer Bhawani Mela, Yatra will not take place due to COVID-19:Dharmarth Trust | Office bearers for BJP Muthi-Paloura Mandal announced | Well begun: issues E-cards covering 57% of families in less than 6 months, highest in Country | Govt evacuates 95,420 stranded JK residents; 67, 908 via Lakhanpur, 27,512 through COVID special trains | DC Rajouri reviews progress on works under TSP | Back Issues  
 
news details
Navratra celebrations for first time in history remain a low key affair
3/25/2020 11:11:24 PM

Early Times Report

JAMMU, Mar 25: For the first time in history of India as well as Jammu and Kashmir Navratra functions have remained a low key affair.
In the history of holy Shrine Mata Vaishno Devi this will be the first Navratra when devotees have been restricted from visiting holy shrine on the occasion of mine day long festival begining from first Navratra today. The celebrations are missing this time at holy cave except symbolic function on the day of Navratra. The usual hustle and bustle is missing at cave shrine and there is no decoration like past due to the Corona Virus threat and 21 day long country wide lock down announced by Prime Minister of India to fight the dreaded virus and for safety of people.
The normal Aarti is being held at holy cave by shrine board officials and hawan will also be performed but there will be no devotees. The usual husstle and bustle is missing along Trikuta hills as there are no queues of devotees either at Niharika bhawan, Ban Ganga, Adhkunwari or holy cave this time.
The authorities said that hawan will be performed to continue the tradition but no other functions will be performed. It is for the first time that Dr Vishhwa Murthi Shastri a well known scholar of Jammu who used to remain present at holy cave and give religious discourses during the Navratras could not attend the function this time. Likewise with closure of other shrines of Godess Durga including Shrine of Bawe Wali Mata at Jammu, Chechi Mata at Samba, Sukhraka Mata at Bullawar and other shrines in Kathua district no devotee could visit there during this Navratra and hustle bustle will be missing there. Lakhs of devotees from different parts of Jammu and other states used to visit these shrines in the Navratras.
Moreover Navreh being another main function of Kashmiri Oandits after Maha Shivratri will also miss getogethers and community functions this time. Navreh begining of new Vikrimi Samvat called new year by Hindus is being celebrated with great pomp and show by Kashmiri Pandits. But this time the people have to stay indoors and there will be no community gettogethers as was past practice. All KO organisations have already announced cancellation of all social and religious functions to be held in connection of Navreh and Navdurga celebrations.
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
 
 
 
Early Times Android App
STOCK UPDATE
  
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
 
CRICKET UPDATE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
 
 
J&K RELATED WEBSITES
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
JKTDC
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
UTILITY
Train Enquiry
IRCTC
Matavaishnodevi
BSNL
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
PUBLIC INTEREST
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
JK CAMPA
JK GAD
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
EDUCATION
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
JKBOSE
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center
SMVDU