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More than 70K devotees visit Shankaracharya temple on Raksha Bandhan

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Srinagar: To celebrate the festival of Raksha Bandhan, more than 70K devotees today visited the Shankaracharya temple in Zabarwan Range in Srinagar today and offered special prayers.

Devotees from different parts of the country were seen waiting in long queues at Srinagar’s famous Shankaracharya Temple.

“I am very happy to be here on Raksha Bandhan. The administration here is very helpful as they had made elaborate arrangements for the devotees today at the temple. The transportation facility was also made available for us,” Sushama Devi, a devotee from Uttar Pradesh told a local news agency KNO.

“Every year, I visit Kashmir for this festival, but this year, the devotees have come in huge numbers,” said Pandit Arun Kumar from Assam.

J L Singh, head preacher and a caretaker at Shankarachariya temple told KNO that the rush of devotees has been increasing with each passing year, but for the first time, the number of devotees visiting the temple has surpassed the previous figures.

He said nearly 73,000 devotees visited the temple to attend the special prayers from 4:00 Am till late evening hours today.

“Adequate arrangements were put in place by the administration,” he said.

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