The minority Hindu community in Afghanistan on Tuesday celebrated the ongoing Navratri festival in the ancient Asamai Mandir in Kabul.
The congregation prayed for peace and prosperity of Afghanistan and for their brethren living in India.
Ram Sharan Singh, President of Management Committee for Asamai Mandir, told from Kabul that they held a “jagrata” at the mandir and also held a “kirtan” and “bhandara”, where food was served to people.
“We went to the mandir, we held a jagrata there, and also held a kirtan and bhandara. Around 120-150 people attended, including Afghan Hindus and Sikhs,” he told .
Afghan minorities including Sikhs and Christians participated in the holy congregation .
The congregation also appealed to the Government of India for their early evacuation due to acute economic and social hardships being faced by them.
The temple is located around 4-5 km from the Karte Parwan gurdwara in Kabul, which was vandalised by some unknown armed men last week.