Hindu yatrees perform religious rituals at Karak Samadhi in KP – Pakistan

KARAK: As many as 215 Hindu yatrees, including 159 from neighboring India, performed their religious rituals in the Samadhi of Shri Paramhans Ji Maharaj at Teri village here on Sunday.

The yatree convoy arrived in Pakistan through the Wagah border and then reached Peshawar by air. They were then transported to Teri Samadhi (shrine) in Karak district safely.

The Karak police had taken strong security measures on this occasion. Security was overseen by Karak District Police Officer Shafiullah Jan, while SP Investigation Zahir Shah monitored the security situation in Samadhi. Three DSPs and a large contingent of police have been deployed to Samadhi.

The Hindu pilgrims expressed satisfaction with the security measures.

Pakistani MP Tehreek-i-Insaf and Chief Patron of the Hindu Council of Pakistan, Dr. Ramesh Kumar Vankwani, while appreciating the arrangements, said Karak Police had carried out their duties with full responsibility.

MP says government is promoting religious tourism in the country

He said the Pakistani government is giving full support to promoting religious tourism in the country. He said the arrival of Hindu yatrees from India to Teri Samadhi would help build trust between the countries. – APPLICATION

OUR CORRESPONDENT ADDS: Pilgrims were mostly overwhelmed with emotions and praised the security and other arrangements made for them.

“We felt like we had entered heaven when we arrived here,” said Varona Malohtra, a pilgrim from New Delhi.

She said she had been blessed to visit this Samadhi and felt so much spiritual peace in such a holy place. The visibly moved pilgrim hoped that in the future, pilgrims from India and Pakistan would visit holy sites located in both countries.

“Because of the hospitality extended to us in Pakistan and especially in this province, we felt at home,” she said.

Another pilgrim, Aishwar Das, said around 200 of the pilgrims came from India, 15 of them from Delhi.

He said they arrived at Samadhi on Saturday and spent the night there. He hopes that such visits between the two countries will continue in the future.

The Samadhi of Shri Paramhans Ji Maharaj is considered sacred by the Hindu community in different parts of the country as well as abroad.

Posted in Dawn, January 3, 2022

Ruth R. Culp