Autumn in Kashmir

Autumn in Kashmir

“Youthful and carefree is the coming of spring, fickle and faithless is the summer of prime , dropping and waning our autumn and wilting and falling goes out each life”. – Fazil Kashmiri

Ancient Buddhist Site situated at Harwan in Kashmir

At Harwan in Srinagar, a very important Buddhist site having stupas was discovered by R.C. Kak in 1925 on a slope of a mountain. Sir Aurl Stein identifies ‘Harwan’ with Shadarhadvana (grove of six saints), a locality mentioned in Rajatarangini.

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As we see in the pictures, the walls were constructed in what has been called “diaper rubble style,” wherein a number of large undressed boulders are placed in one row with intervening spaces filled with smaller stones.