A typical Kashmiri Pandit Family
Who are the Kashmiri Pandits?
of Glorious Heritage And Legacy of Kashmir
- Symbols of Brotherhood and Peace
Kashmiri Pandits have always been devoted
to spritual and academic pursuits.
They have during their history of more
than 5000 years nurtured values of peace, co-existence and tolerance.
They are the original inhabitants of
Kashmiri Pandits are progenitors of
Shaivism the philosophy of oneness of mankind.
Hinyan and Sarvastivadin sects of Budhism
found highest expression in Kashmir and Kashmiri Pandits spread their message
to China and Central Asia.
Kashmiri Pandits have contributed immensely
to the evolution of human thought by contributing to almost all fields
of creative human endeavour like literature (mainly Sanskrit), language,
science and philosophy from times immemorial.
Since the advent of Islam in 14th century,
Kashmiri Hindus have been subjected to extreme persecution. To escape religious
fanaticism in the form of forced conversions to Islam they had either to
embrace death or leave Kashmir more than once during the last six hundred
Present exodus of Kashmiri Pandits
is fourth mass exodus in the history of Kashmir since the advent of Islam
in this part.