A glimpse of how things have changed in Kashmir after the abrogation of Article 370, was seen on Mahashivratri. In the Shankaracharya temple of Srinagar, Security personnel and tourist who came to visit Kashmir from the other parts of the country also visited the temple to offer prayer on Shivratri. .
Shankaracharya temple, situated on the banks of Dal Lake, was illuminated by colorful lights on the occasion of Mahashivratri. Its shadow was visible from many kilometers away.
The photo of Shankaracharya temple being lit up went viral on Facebook, Twitter and social media. Some people on Facebook also wrote messages with photos that decades of darkness disappeared after the removal of Article 370. Now Kashmir has changed. Kiran Bedi also tweeted this picture and wrote, “a After decades of darkness, Shankrcharya Shiv ji Temple near Srinagar- lit up for Mahashivratri.”
After decades of darkness, Shankrcharya Shiv ji Temple near Srinagar- lit up for Mahashivratri.— Kiran Bedi (@thekiranbedi) February 21, 2020
(Sent by a friend) Om Namo Shivaya l pic.twitter.com/vFuJu9lExY
An IAS officer Sanjay Dixit Wrote, “For the first time, probably after the end of Dogra rule, Shankaracharya Temple at Srinagar is lit up in its full glory at MahaShivaratri.”
An epoch making event happened today. For the first time, probably after the end of Dogra rule, Shankaracharya Temple at Srinagar is lit up in its full glory at #MahaShivaratri. Gopadri Hill reclaimed from Takht-i-Suleimaan. Territory being reclaimed. Waiting for Sharda Peeth. pic.twitter.com/5ViVlkBfJx— Sanjay Dixit ಸಂಜಯ್ ದೀಕ್ಷಿತ್ संजय दीक्षित (@Sanjay_Dixit) February 21, 2020
Security personnel also visited the Shankaracharya temple to offer prayer on Shivratri. .
Kashmiri Pandits and Hindus celebrated Shivratri locally known as 'Herath' at Shankaracharya Temple in Srinagar pic.twitter.com/etGKtT6CbY— Basit Zargar (باسط) (@basiitzargar) February 21, 2020