‘Jammu Darshan’ bus service for Purmandal, Utter Behni shrines flagged off

Mubarak Singh, President J&K Dharmarth Trust flagging off Jammu Darshan bus service for Purmandal and Utter Behni shrines in Jammu on Sunday

JAMMU: Mubarak Singh, President J&K Dharmarth Trust on Sunday flagged off Jammu Darshan bus service for Purmandal and Utter Behni temples from Raghunath Temple, Jammu here today.
The bus was flagged off in presence of Baldev Khullar, President, Jammu Paryatan, Dr Sat Pal, Secretary of the Trust, Varinder Singh Jamwal, Addtional Secretary and officials of J&K Dharmarth Trust.
Briefing media persons, Mubarak Singh said that Purmandal has a great historic importance and a large number of devotees visit this holy place throughout the year. He asserted that Purmandal is one of the ancient and most revered pilgrimage centres of Duggars.
Singh said that the Jammu Darshan bus service was started with a view to provide facilities to the devotees for visiting such historical shrines, which were being maintained by the J&K Dharmarth Trust. He also appreciated the efforts of Jammu Paryatan for starting bus service from Jammu to Purmandal and Utter Behni Temples for the welfare of people of Jammu city as well as the tourists. He said that this bus will ferry pilgrims to the Purmandal and Utter Behni Temples on every Sunday from Raghunath Mandir, Jammu on very minimal charges.
Singh highlighted the benevolent move of Maharaja Gulab Singh for laying foundation of Dharmarth Trust with a motive to expand and develop temples in the erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir State. He highly-praised Maharaja Gulab Singh and his successors Maharaja Ranbir Singh, Maharaja Paratap Singh and Maharaja Hari Singh for their significant role in promotion of Sanatan Dharam and maintaining Dharmarth Trust, which is doing yeoman’s serivce in looking after places of religious significance in J&K.
Baldev Khullar said that this initiative had been taken first time with an aim to make people as well as tourists aware about the importance of Purmandal and Utter Behni shrines.
Highlighting the importance of Purmandal, Khullar said it is located on the banks of the river Devika which is prominently known as the Gupt Ganga. This pious place is also popularly known as “Chhota Kashi” as a large number of Hindus perform last rites and rituals here for the peace of departed souls. It is the sacred Ganga of the people of Jammu and Kashmir, he said.
“The people of Jammu city who would like to avail the facilities for Darshan of these temples can contact on 94191-83197 and 7006293176,” he said.