Navratra Festival; 77 thousand visit Mata Vaishno Devi ji Shrine

KATRA, OCTOBER 15: Around 77000 pilgrims have visited holy town Katra and paid obeisance at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi ji Shrine till this afternoon – the third day of the Navratra festival.

As per Yatra registration counter (YRC) Katra,   on the 3rd day of the festival, today till 2 pm, about 14000 more pilgrims have performed darshan of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Ji taking the total number of pilgrims to 76,963.

Earlier, during the first two days 62,963 pilgrims that include 37,848 on Tuesday and 25118 on Wednesday  visited and paid obeisance at the cave shrine.

The Navtratra festival, being held every year, started on October 13- the first day of the Navratras.

District administration Reasi in collaboration with Tourism department and Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB) have made all the necessary arrangements for the smooth conduct of Navratra festival 2015.

Extra facilities like drinking water, medicare, security etc have been made available by the Administration to cater to the rush of Yatris/pilgrims witnessed during the Navratra days.

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