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Shiv temple constructed in 1915 restored by army and locals in Gulmarg

Last Updated on June 2, 2021 at 3:03 pm

Army Battalion at Gulmarg, with the help of locals repaired the structure of the Shiv temple at Gulmarg. The landscape and pathways leading to the temple were also redesigned and rebuilt.

This Shiv temple was constructed in 1915 by Maharani Mohini Bai Sisodia, wife of erstwhile Maharaja Hari Singh of J&K.

The Shiv temple required extensive renovation as no restoration work had taken place since long. A large number of locals and tourists visiting the scenic town Gulmarg had expressed their desire to see the temple restored to its original state.   

The renovated Shiv temple was resurrected and reopened to the public on June 1. Speaking on the occasion, Ghulam Mohammad Sheikh, the caretaker of the Shiv temple, said that the temple is a testimony to the pluralistic culture of Kashmir and its proud heritage. He further exhorted the people of Gulmarg to continue doing community service without any religious prejudice and in true essence of Kashmiriyat.