Thursday, October 30, 2008

Proposed New look of Khir Bhawani

Photograph: June 2008

Presently, there are plans to modify/ beautify the central marble structure inside the spring. The basic design (above in the image) has been finalized. The project has been sponsored by Capt. Kapil Raina and family.

The first marble structure inside the spring was built by the Dogra ruler Maharaja Pratap Singh and it was completed in 1920s. Before this marble structure was created there was only a mulberry tree.

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November, 2008
Update:
Dr. Karan Singh, who is the Trustee of the Dharmarth Trust - that looks after the affairs of this shrine and many other Pandit shrines of Kashmir - has refused this proposal. Because of the antiquity of the present design, he thought Pandit community won't be happy with the New look.
Dr. Karan Singh was appointed the Sole Trustee of the Dharmarth Trust in January 1959.

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