Kheer Bhavani Temple


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Kheer Bhavani Temple Overview

Ranked 10 of 18 sightseeing in Kashmir

Kheer Bhavani temple, located in the village of Tulla Mulla, is located at a distance of 27 kmfrom Srinagar. Devoted to Ragnya Devi, the temple is one of the revered Hindu shrines. Surrounded by steams and Chinar trees, the temple is constructed with marble. The goddess is represented by a sacred hexagonal spring, which also houses this temple.

According to legend, it is said that during exile, Lord Rama used to worship goddess Ragnya. However, after the completion of exile period, Lord Hanuman was asked to shift the seat of the goddess by Lord Rama. It was believed that the seat of the goddess was brought to Shadipora, which was later shifted to the site where now the temple stands erect.

In addition, it is also believed that Mother Ragnya wanted her seat be placed at this temple, which was conveyed to a Pandit Rugnath Gadroo in his dream. The temple has derived its name, owing to the fact that several devotees offer milk and kheer to the sacred spring.

According to one of the popular beliefs, it is said that milk and kheer turn black in case of any warning of impending disaster. The temple was constructed in 1912 by Maharaja Pratap Singh. However, it was later repaired and restored by Maharaja Hari Singh.

This temple is thronged by devotees on the eighth day of the full moon in the month of May, as it is considered auspicious. Most of the devotees fast on this particular day and also assemble at the temple in large numbers. This is because, it is believed that on this particular day, the colour of the water in spring is changed by the goddess.

In addition, the temple plays a host for an annual festival, on the occasion of Jesht Ashtami, which is held in between the months of May and June. During this festival, tourists from all across the country make a visit to this temple so as to seek blessings of the goddess. Another festival, which is celebrated on a large scale in this temple is Shukla Paksh Ashtami. On this day, havans and yagnas are performed in the temple so as to please the goddess.

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Monday - Friday:
6:00 AM -8:00 PM
6:00 AM -8:00 PM
6:00 AM -8:00 PM
Public Holidays:
6:00 AM -8:00 PM

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Pritesh Mehta

Pritesh Mehta5.0/5

569 reviews

Tasty prasad and tight security

There Maa Bhavani lives. Temple is at a very good location. There give prasad of kheer. It is very tasty. There is very good atmosphere and very helping people. The security is also very tight.

Pritesh Mehta

Pritesh Mehta5.0/5

569 reviews

Amazing temple to visit

Kheer Bhavani Temple is very old. The story is very different. This temple prasad is kheer which very tasty. Indian map pond is surrounding this temple. The people told that when any problem comes then this pond water colour shows black. This is very amazing thing. It is very good temple. Don't miss it.

Sameer Mahajan

Sameer Mahajan5.0/5

12 reviews

Worth visiting

For peace and beautiful scenarist visit to Kheer Bhawani Temple is must. Its on the way to Sonmarg but you need to divert for 15 min drive. But faith and determination will take you there. Its nice & worthy experience to be there.

Pritesh Mehta

Pritesh Mehta5.0/5

569 reviews

Visit the temple

This temple is very good. Here live Khir Bhawani Maa. Indian map of is build surrounding of this temple. Khir is given prasad in this temple, it is very good temple.

Smriti Das

Smriti Das3.2/5

375 reviews

Nice view; enjoyed a lot

Temple is situated in Tula Mula village. Temple view was nice. In front of temple there was a water tank. We have heard the color of water changes sometimes. Before entering the temple campus there was nice arrangement of shoe rack so we put off our shoes there. Neat, clean and peaceful temple campus made our mind fresh.

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