Vaishno Devi yatra in Navratri: 7,000 pilgrims to be allowed per day from October 15

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Vaishno Devi yatra in Navratri: 7,000 pilgrims to be allowed per day from October 15

The Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board on Monday introduced that 7,000 pilgrims can be allowed per day to pay obeisance on the cave shrine of Mata Vaishnodevi from October 15. The shrine is situated within the Trikuta hills of Reasi district in Jammu and Kashmir. This 12 months, the Navratri will start on October 17 and can finish on October 26.

Board’s CEO Ramesh Kumar stated that the sooner restrict was 5,000. “However the board has determined to extend this to 7,000 pilgrims per day from October 15, no matter any restrict on the variety of pilgrims from inside or exterior the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.” Ramesh added that registration of pilgrims will proceed to be finished on-line to keep away from folks gathering on the yatra registration counters.

He stated conserving with previous follow, the work of floral ornament of the Mata Vaishno Devi Bhawan, Atka and the realm surrounding it, which is completed on the event of the holy Navratras twice a 12 months, has began and can be accomplished nicely earlier than the graduation of the Shardiya Navtratras. “Likewise, the illumination of the bhawan space with enticing and vibrant lights can be happening,” he stated.

The Shat Chandi Maha Yagya can be organised by the board on the cave shrine throughout the Navratras. The ritual carried out for the peace, prosperity and well being of humanity will conclude with the “purna ahuti” on the auspicious event of Mahanavami, he stated.

In view of the massive variety of pilgrims anticipated to go to the shrine throughout the Navratras, the providers of ponies, “pithoos” and “palkis” can be allowed to function on the observe between Katra and the bhawan from October 15 in a regulated method by following all the protection norms and pointers notified by the federal government with a purpose to guarantee the protection and well being of the pilgrims, the board workers and the service suppliers.

An in depth SOP on this regard can be issued shortly, the CEO stated.

He additionally took inventory of different preparations corresponding to guaranteeing sufficient water and an uninterrupted energy provide alongside the tracks resulting in the shrine and within the bhawan space, sanitation and cleanliness, availability of particular fast-related meals on the bhojanalayas of the board and so on.

It’s pertinent to say that the bookings by the devotees for the Shradha Suman Vishesh Pooja and the Atka Aarti have additionally commenced.

Kumar stated the lodging amenities of the board on the bhawan, Adhkuwari, Katra and Jammu have additionally been thrown open for the pilgrims, following all of the prescribed SOPs.

Equally, for the benefit and luxury of the pilgrims, all different supplementary amenities arrange by the board corresponding to battery-operated automobiles, passenger ropeway and helicopter providers are additionally working easily by strictly following social distancing norms and different precautionary measures, he added.

Free group kitchen amenities at Tarakote Marg and the Prasad Kendra at Sanjichhat, moreover the bhojanalayas alongside the observe and within the bhawan have additionally been operationalised for the pilgrims, the CEO stated.

With PTI Inputs 

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