Inauguration of Maa Sharda Devi Temple in Kupwara, Jammu and Kashmir
- Reconstruction of Sharda Mata Temple in Jammu and Kashmir on the auspicious occasion of New Year marks the beginning of a new era - Amit Shah - Peace was established in Jammu and Kashmir after the removal of Article 370
The newly constructed temple of Maa Sharda has been opened for the devotees on the occasion of New Year itself and this is an auspicious sign for devotees from all over India. Today the inauguration of Maa Sharda's temple is the beginning of a new era. These things were said by Union Home and Cooperation Minister Amit Shah who was inaugurating Maa Sharda Devi Temple in Kupwara through video conferencing.
Shah said that the architecture and construction of this temple have been done according to the mythological scriptures under the aegis of Sharda Peeth. The idol of Sharada Maa, donated by the Sringeri Math, has been brought here as a yatra since January 24 to be installed here. He said that the reconstruction of Maa Sharda's temple in Kupwara is a necessary and important step in the direction of the discovery of Sharda civilization and the promotion of the Sharda script. Shah said that once upon a time Sharda Peeth was considered the center of knowledge in the Indian subcontinent, scholars from all over the country used to come here in search of scriptures and spiritual knowledge. He said that the Sharda script is the original script of our Kashmir, which has also been named on the basis of the mother's name. This is one of the Mahashakti Peethas and according to beliefs, the right hand of Maa Sati fell here.
Shah stressed that with the establishment of peace in Kashmir after the abrogation of Article 370, the Valley and Jammu are once again returning to their old traditions, civilization and Ganga-Jamuni Tehzeeb. Shah patted the lieutenant governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Manoj Sinha. Shah said that the zeal with which Sinha has worked to implement all the flagship schemes of the Center is commendable. Manoj Sinha has played a huge role in bringing industrial investment to Jammu and Kashmir.