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

KARAK: Up to 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 convoy of yatrees arrived in Pakistan through the Wagah border, then reached Peshawar by air. They were then transported to Teri Samadhi (shrine) in Karak district under high security.

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

Hindu pilgrims expressed satisfaction with the security arrangements.

Pakistani MP Tehreek-i-Insaf and Chief Patron of the Hindu Council of Pakistan Dr Ramesh Kumar Vankwani, while appreciating the arrangements, said the Karak police have performed their duties with responsibility.

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He said the Pakistani government fully supports the promotion of religious tourism in the country. He said the arrival of Hindu yatrees from India to Teri Samadhi would help build trust between countries. – APP

OUR CORRESPONDENTS ADD: The pilgrims were mostly overwhelmed with emotions and praised the safety and other arrangements made for them.

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

She said that she had been fortunate enough to visit this Samadhi and that she had felt so much spiritual peace in such a holy place. The pilgrim, visibly moved, hoped that in the future Indian and Pakistani pilgrims would visit holy places located in the two countries.

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

Another pilgrim, Aishwar Das, said about 200 of the pilgrims came from India, of which 15 were 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, le 3 January 2022

Ruth R. Culp