Vitaal Sheyam was celebrated with full religious fervour and gaiety today. In this connection a function was jointly organized by Rainawari Chapter Jammu, Shree Vitaal Bhairava Sewa Sabha and Kala Mandir at Chakrishswari, Hari Parbhat Paloura Dhok here.
A large number of devotees of Vitaal Bhairava and Kashmiri Pandits from Rainawari besides displaced Pandits in general attended the function to pay obeisance to deity.
The celebration started with Samohik Pooja and Prasad Vitraan. The key note address was delivered by Prof M L Kaul a well known scholar and member of Advisory of the Rainawari Jammu Chapter. He highlighted the religious and civilizational importance of the Vaitaal Sheyam.
Later a meeting was also held in the temple complex to discuss the emerging situation due to sale of Vaitaal Bhairava Temple at Motiyaar Rainawari, Srinagar, Kashmir, and to broaden the domain of the Rainawari Jammu chapter and to re-organize the Vaitaal Bhairav Temple Committee. The meeting was convened by Ramesh Handoo. Its office bearers included S N Kaul as president, Dileep Kumar Langer, Jawhar Lal Bhat as secretaries, M K Mahaldar and Nana Ji Zadoo will be the treasurer. Besides, Ravi Regu, S K Handoo, Ramesh Handoo, Ravinder Mahaldar and Utpal Kaul will be its members. They resolved to fight up to finish for restoration of the temple and its land.
Another function was organized by APMCC at Jantar Mantar New Delhi in connection with the celebration of Vitaal Sheyam. A large number of APMCC activists and Kashmiri Pandits including those from Rainawari attended the function. The programme was organized by Ravi Regu and Ravinder Pandita under the supervision of APMCC chief Vinod Pandita. On the occasion prasad was served to devotees and the gathering took a solemn pledge to continue struggle for restoration of the shrine.