Devotees start thronging Vaishno Devi Shrine as authorities reopen religious places in J-K
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Devotees start thronging Vaishno Devi Shrine as authorities reopen religious places in J-K

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August 16, 2020

Khushvinder Singh is part of a 12-member group from Jammu who reached Katra before dawn to pay obeisance at the famous Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine atop Trikuta hills in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir. The shrine along with other religious places across the Union Territory reopened for devotees on Sunday morning after remaining closed for almost five months due to the COVID-19 outbreak.


New Delhi, 16 August 2020

"I used to come to the shrine at least once every month to offer my prayers. I feel blessed to be back on the first day of the reopening of the shrine," the 48-year-old Singh told PTI. As per news report of PTI, Singh had reached Katra, the base camp for the pilgrims visiting Vaishno Devi shrine, around 4 am and was among the first batch to offer prayers at the sanctum sanctorum - the holy cave which is the ultimate destination of the pilgrims.

Source -PTI


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