Mamaleshwar Temple Pahalgam

One of the oldest temples in Kashmir, built on the banks of the Lidder river. This temple dates back to 400AD ~1600 years old. Kalhan in Rajtharanigi credits it to Jayasimha of the Lohara dynasty, who build this temple and decorated it with a Golden Kalash on top Temple is surrounded by a freshwater stream. Legends say that this sacred […]

My Kashmir Files Story

The only justification for “Why these stories are coming out in open now” has 2 main reasons. The generations which got impacted the most were my parents and grandparents. My grandparents’ generation stayed in denial till their last breath, a couple of months back during lockdown when I talked to my Grandmother she said: “there are militants out in open […]

Part 1: History of Kashmir (Pre-historic & Neolithic)

Pre-Historic era – Ice Age Excavations conducted by ASI in 1969 have discovered the occurrence of the Ice Age in the valley. The chief Geological formation of the ice age here are the lacustrine deposits called the ” Karewas “. Karewa formation is of the Plio-Pleistocene age. In Kashmiri dialect, Karewa or Wudars means, “elevated table-land.”  These deposits have good […]