New Delhi:New Delhi: The doors of the famous Mata Vaishnodevi temple located on the Trikuta hills in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir have been opened for devotees. After remaining closed for nearly five months due to the corona virus, other shrines, including this temple in the union territory, were opened to devotees on Sunday morning.
Earlier on Saturday, Ramesh Kumar, the Chief Executive Officer of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVSB) stated within the first week there shall be a cap of two,000 pilgrims every day of which 1,900 could be from Jammu and Kashmir and the remaining 100 from exterior.
The scenario can be reviewed thereafter and choices can be taken accordingly, he stated.
On Tuesday night, the J&Okay authorities introduced guidelines and SOPs for non secular shrines, together with guidelines for the pilgrimage to the Vaishno Devi Shrine positioned on Trikuta hills in Katra in Reasi district.
“Major shrines like Charar-e-Sharief, Hazratbal, Mata Vaishno Deviji, Nangali Sahib, Shahdara Sharief, Shiv Khori etc., where devotees visit from all parts of the Union Territory and the country, shall be required to take special precautions. These shrines, to begin with on August 16, shall be permitted only for a limited number of visitors/devotees from outside J&K,” the federal government stated in its order.
People above the age of 60, individuals with co-morbidities, pregnant ladies, kids under the age of 10 have been suggested to not go to any non secular place in Jammu and Kashmir.