Historic Place:

Sharada Peeth is a Historic place , located near Sharda in Azad Kashmir, Pakistan, was the famous temple of the goddess Sarasvati (Sharda) on the banks of Neelum River, (referred to as Kishenganga River by India) in Neelum Valley in Pakistan. Its ruins are near the Line of Control (LOC) between the Indian and Pakistani-controlled portions of the former princely state of Kashmir and Jammu. Shina, Pahari, andKashmiri languages are mostly spoken in the area. Indegenious script of Kashmir is named after the deity Sharada Devi. Kashmir was sometimes called Sharada Desh because of this temple and Sharada was called Kashmira Puravasini (resident of city of Kashmir ). The Kashmiris are highly devoted towards this great deity whom they call as ‘BHAGWATI’. During their daily worship they often say “Namastey Sharada Devi Kashmir Pur Vasini Tvam Ham Prartheye Nityam Vidya Danam Che De hi mey” meaning Salutations to you, O Sharada, O Goddess, O one who resides in Kashmir. I pray to you daily, please give me the charity of knowledge.

Sajjad Sarwar

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