As many as 7,000 pilgrims will probably be allowed per day to pay obeisance on the cave shrine of Mata Vaishnodevi within the Trikuta hills of Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi district from October 15, an official of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board stated on Monday.
Reviewing the “yatra” preparations for the Navratras commencing from October 17, chief govt officer (CEO) of the board Ramesh Kumar stated the sooner restrict of 5,000 pilgrims per day is being elevated 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.
He added that the registration of pilgrims will proceed to be achieved on-line to keep away from individuals gathering on the yatra registration counters.
Ramesh Kumar stated protecting with previous follow, the work of floral ornament of the Mata Vaishno Devi Bhawan, Atka and the realm surrounding it, which is finished on the event of the holy Navratras twice a 12 months, has began and will probably be accomplished effectively earlier than the graduation of the Shardiya Navtratras.
“Likewise, the illumination of the bhawan area with attractive and colourful lights is also going on,” he stated.
The Shat Chandi Maha Yagya will probably 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, Ramesh Kumar added.
In view of the massive variety of pilgrims anticipated to go to the shrine throughout the Navratras, the companies of ponies, “pithoos” and “palkis” will probably be allowed to function on the monitor between Katra and the bhawan from October 15 in a regulated method by following all the security norms and pointers notified by the federal government in an effort to guarantee the security and well being of the pilgrims, the board workers and the service suppliers. An in depth SOP on this regard will probably be issued shortly, the CEO stated.
He additionally took inventory of different preparations akin to guaranteeing enough water and 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 is pertinent to say that the bookings by the devotees for the Shradha Suman Vishesh Pooja and the Atka Aarti have additionally commenced.
Ramesh Kumar stated the lodging services of the board on the bhawan, Adhkuwari, Katra and Jammu have additionally been thrown open for the pilgrims, following all of the prescribed SOPs.
Similarly, for the convenience and luxury of the pilgrims, all different supplementary services arrange by the board akin to battery-operated autos, passenger ropeway and helicopter companies are additionally working easily by strictly following social distancing norms and different precautionary measures, he added.
Free neighborhood kitchen services at Tarakote Marg and the Prasad Kendra at Sanjichhat, apart from the bhojanalayas alongside the monitor and within the bhawan have additionally been operationalised for the pilgrims, the CEO stated.