Varanasi prays for Uri bravehearts, performs Ganga aarti at Dashashwamedh Ghat

People from all walks of life took part in the special aarti, which is usually performed every evening, at the pious Ganga River, praying for the martyrs.

By: ANI | Varanasi | Published:September 20, 2016 11:36 am

As India salutes the valor of the Uri bravehearts, the locals in Uttar Pradesh’s temple city Varanasi were seen performing Ganga Aarti for them and their families.

People from all walks of life took part in the special aarti, which is usually performed every evening, at the pious Ganga River, praying for the martyrs.

Holding placards which read ‘salute to Indian soldiers’, the locals in particular the elderly women prayed at the Dashashwamedh Ghat, which is the main ghat in Varanasi, for the families of the slain soldiers.

The members of the Ganga Seva Nidhi also lit diyas for the soldiers, who sacrificed their lives for the nation.

Sunday’s fresh terror attack is a huge setback for the families of these Uri bravehearts.

In one of the worst attacks in recent times, at least 18 soldiers lost their lives and more than 20 others got injured post the terror strike on an army camp close to the headquarters of the 12th Brigade at Uri in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Sunday morning.