Katra: More than 1.76 lakh pilgrims have visited the famous Vaishno Devi cave (temple) during the first six days of Navratri 2022 in Katra town of Jammu and Kashmir. Officials gave this information.
All preparations have been made to welcome devotees from across the country and abroad at Chaktaraj, the base camp of pilgrims located near the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway at a distance of 42 km from Jammu.
In the last six days, 1,76,174 pilgrims visited the temple atop Trikuta hills after a 12-km walk from the base camp.
He said that out of these, on the first day of Navratri, on April 2, the maximum number of 37,381 pilgrims visited.
After this, 33,340 on the second Navratri, 29,078 on the third day, 27,302, on the fourth day 29,078 and on the sixth day, more than 20,000 pilgrims have visited.
Adequate arrangements have been made to avoid the crowd. On an average, more than 27,000 pilgrims visit the Vaishno Devi cave (temple) every day.
The nine-day festival will conclude with ‘Purnahuti’ on the day of Mahanavami on Sunday.
Adequate arrangements have been made to control the flow of thousands of pilgrims to avoid any untoward incident. Here 12 people lost their lives due to stampede on New Year.