Annual Kheer Bhawani: In the face of heavy security, 1200 devotees travel to Tikker, Kupwara


About 1200 devotees visited Kupwara in North Kashmir up until Thursday morning amidst the strict security measures for the annual Kheer Bhawani celebration. According to officials, more devotees are anticipated, and all the necessary preparations have been made for the festival to run smoothly.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kupwara, Shobhit Saxena, stated to reporters at the Tikker temple that careful security measures had been implemented to guarantee the Yatris a safe and easy experience. Ameen Bhat, several officers, and the DySP headquarters accompanied the SSP.

“We received 37 buses so far. Kupwara is fortunate enough to have such a great number of devotees and we are hopeful for an even larger surge in the years to come”, the SSP said. He said that it sends a clear and loud message that Kupwara is safe for Yatris and devotees.

“Our aim is to maintain and enhance this environment every year”, he added.

The Yatris are comfortable, according to the chief of police in Kupwara, and all the necessary precautions are in place.

“There’s nothing to worry about. We welcome them and are here to facilitate them in every possible way to make the Yatra successful”, the SSP Saxena added.

The yearly Kheer Bhawani Mela, which is observed on Zeisht Ashtami, will take place on June 14 at the shrines of Mata Tripursundri Devsar in Kulgam, Tikker in Kupwara, Laktipora Aishmuqam in Anantnag, and Tulmulla in the Ganderbal region of Central Kashmir.


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