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Book ‘Sharika Parbat Hari Parbat’ - A Saga of Onslaught, Desecration, Iconoclasm and Destruction released
Jammu, India, September 06, 2015
PRAKASH- a cultural initiative by Panun Kashmir, released the book “Sharika Parbat Hari Parbat- A saga of onslaught, desecration, iconoclasm and destruction”, authored by Prof. Mohan Lal Kaul and Upender Ambardar.
(Sharika Parbat, popularly known as Hari Parbat, preserves and reminds of the Vedic origins of Kashmir‘s prehistoric past and its grandeur and glittering glory)
A book release function held at Press Club here was attended by Prof. M.K Teng, Prof. P.N Trisal, Prof. M.L Kaul, Dr. Agnishekhar and Dr. Ajay Chrungoo.
Prof M.K Teng who presided over the function released the book. The function was conducted by Upender Ambardar, General Secretary of Prakash.
“The entire spiritual and cultural history of Kashmir, thrived with Sharika Peeth or Hari Parbat as its focal center with three crore Hindu Gods and Goddesses, believed to have their abode here,” they said.
“It was only during the rule of the Sikhs and Dogras that the Hari Parbat was restored back to Hindus after 300 years. But since 1990, the onslaught has reemerged with impunity. On the land of the sacred Peetha, encroachments have come up and two fresh illegal colonies have been constructed. All the sacred spots on the path of Parikrama have been encroached upon and destroyed,” they mentioned.