Delhi-Katra Train To Resume Today
The Northern Railway authorities announced that the elite 22439/40 New Delhi-Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra-New Delhi Vande Bharat express train would commence its run from January 1, 2021. The train operates on all days of the week except Tuesday, with three stoppages at Ambala Cantt, Ludhiana and Jammu Tawi.
Further, the railway officials said due to farmers’ agitation and partial blockade on rail tracks at some places in Punjab, one train would remain cancelled, while some others would be short-terminated, short-originated and diverted.
The Darbhanga-Amritsar-Darbhanga Festival Speial Express train would remain cancelled from December 31 to January 2, 2021.
Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Receives First Snowfall Of The Season. See Mesmerising Pics
The cave shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi in Jammu and Kashmir's Katra on Sunday received the season's first snowfall, much to the cheer of tourists thronging the region. The shrine atop the Trikuta hills had reopened on August 16 after a gap of nearly five months due to the outbreak of COVID-19.
The Jammu and Kashmir administration had allowed 15,000 pilgrims per day to pay obeisance at the cave shrine of Mata Vaishnodevi from November. Earlier, only 7,000 pilgrims were allowed to visit the shrine due to COVID-19 restrictions. All supplementary facilities set up by the board such as battery-operated vehicles, passenger ropeway and helicopter services were being operated by strictly following social distancing norms and other precautionary measures. Free community kitchen f...
Mata Vaishno Devi Yatra May Restart From Aug 15 Independence Day
If all goes well, devotees of Mata Vaishno Devi will be able to have darshan at the cave shrine in Katra, Jammu, on August 15 Independence Day.
According to latest reports, the top officials of Jammu and Kashmir state administration are already engaged in a round of talks to discuss the reopening of the temple for pilgrims after four and a half months.
Reportedly, the officials are mulling over the possibility of reopening Mata Vaishno Devi shrine, but the decision will rest on the state of COVID-19 cases in J&K. Already, Shri Amarnath Yatra and Kishtwar’s Machel Yatra have been cancelled. Additionally, lockdown is in full force across several districts of J&K.
News has it that even if the cave shrine is reopened, the Shrine Board will put a cap on the number of pilg...
Helicopter Fare Increased By 65 Percent In Vaishno Devi Yatra, Yatra May Begin In Second Week Of June
If everything goes according to plan, then the Yatra of Mata Vaishno Devi can begin in the second week of June. The special thing is that devotees will also get the facility of helicopter service from Katra to Sanjichat during the yatra, battery car from Adkunwari to Bhavan, and passenger car from Bhawan to Bhairo Valley. But devotees will have to pay an increased fare for the helicopter service.
After the completion of the new tender process for the helicopter service, the fare has increased by about 65 percent. Apart from this, devotees can also travel on a horse, Palki. It is believed that initially, only a limited number of local devotees will get the opportunity to travel. Later the journey will be extended after reviewing the situation.
Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board has s...
Preparations For Vaishno Devi Yatra Were Fast, Social Distance Marks Were Made From Bhawan To Cave.
After the announcement of the central government to open religious places across the country after June 8, preparations have also been stepped up for the world-famous Vaishno Devi Yatra. The process of marking every six feet from the gate number one to the cave of Vaishno Devi Bhavan has been started.
A day before this, samples of the sedanists along with fifty horses were taken here. However, no decision has been taken by the state government to start the journey until now.
It is believed that the Vaishno Devi Yatra can be started on any day after June 8. Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board does not want to be deterred in the possible journey between the corona transition, for this it is trying hard to ensure the safety of the passengers coming in every situation.
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Soon Devotees Will Be Able To See Maa Vaishnodevi
The desire to see Goddess Vaishno Devi is good news for the devotees. The Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board has prepared the Standard Operation Procedure (SOP) to begin the journey in the near future. However, initially, the facility of mother's darshan will be started only for pilgrims from Jammu and Kashmir. Which will later be opened to devotees from all over the country. The matter is yet to be approved by the central government.
Due to the ongoing lockdown in the entire country due to the Corona epidemic, all the famous pilgrimage places in the country are completely closed. Which includes the holy place of world-famous mother Vaishno Devi. The temple has been closed to devotees since March 18. But now slowly the lockdown is opening and life is returning on track. Business activit...
Bajrang Dal Demands Resignation Of Vaishno Devi CEO Over Sehri, Iftaari Controversy
Days after being praised by all walks of society over the decision of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine broad to provide Sehri and Iftari to Muslims, controversy has gripped the board decision as Bajrang Dal has demanded the resignation of CEO Shrine Board Ramesh Kumar within 72 hours.
Speaking to Republic Media Network, Bajrang Dal President Naveen Sudan said, "We are demanding the resignation of Shrine Board CEO Ramesh Kumar and demand apology from CEO for hurting sentiments. We demand that money of the shrine board cannot be used for a particular community. It should be used for Amarnath Yatra, Buddha Amarnath Yatra, Machail Yatra but no for Iftaar parties."
Naveen added that at this time of the pandemic, all festivals including Natratras, Vaisakhi and others are not being c...
5 Important Tips To Enjoy Holidays With Family
Generally, it happens that after returning from a long holiday vacation, we are not interested to do anything on arriving home. We maybe not interested in our daily basis work at home. The idea of coming back to life after returning from vacation seems like a nightmare. This happens because our lifestyle completely changes, from the everyday lifestyle during the journey After the holidays, we have brought 5 tips for you to avoid this problem, which can save you from such type of troubles. Some of the special tips are as follows:-
1. Do Shopping Before Going Holidays
Bring important food items and other required items at home before going on a long holiday tip so that when you come back from holiday vacation you do not have to go to the market immediately. If you do not have tim...
Secret Of Shivkhori Cave Situated On The Shivalik Mountain
There are many religious places in Our country where Lord Shiva is seated in various forms. Today we are going to tell you about one such cave of Lord Shiva which is very ancient and famous. Let us tell you that the cave we are talking about is located in the Shivalik mountain ranges, where nature-built "Shivalinga" and other rare statues are present. These natural caves are said to mean a lot to every Shiva devotee.
That cave is Located at a distance from Katra in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, know as Shivkodi cave, which is called Lord Shiva's house, located in Reyasi District. From Katra, you can book a taxi from Katra to Shivkhori. Its just a one day tour from Katra. The most surprising thing related to this cave opens is that its another end open in the Amarnath cav...
Beautiful Places Near Vaishno Devi When You Can Travel
Vaishno Devi is the most visited pilgrimage center for pilgrims of India. Most people go back home from Vaishno Devi, but there are many beautiful tourist places around Vaishno Devi which are famous for their natural beauty and most of them I do not know why these places are not very crowded. There are many modes of transport available from Vaishno Devi to visit these places. Here we are giving you complete information about these places.
Batota, 125 km from Jammu, is a small hill station located on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway. This place is mainly famous for apple orchards. Here you can camp in the dense forest and spend some relaxing moments along the river Chenab. There are many self-contained huts to stay here which can be rented, in addition to the drawing-room and ...