The number of pilgrims performing darshans of the holy cave of Vaishno Devi crossed 1,70,000 in first 6 days of Navratri on Thursday.
Although, there is a slight decline in the figure of pilgrims this year, the Holy Shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi is witnessing increasing number of devotees.
The whole atmosphere of the temple has been filled with purity and spirituality. From Katra to Bhavan (main temple) peopel are chanting the slogans of Maa Vaishno Devi.
Thousands of devotees from across the country and abroad are reaching Vaishno Devi shrine for the nine-day Navratri festival. The special decoration with imported flowers and lightings have doubled up devotees joy and enthusiasm, as most of them find it a special visual delight after taking a arduous journey of 12 kilometres up the hills.
“The entire stretch from Katra to Ardhakumari to Mata’s temple will energize you a lot. Even if you are going by walk, you will feel that some power is giving you energy to move forward. Everybody must visit this holy shrine at least once in his life,” said one devotee.