Katra, Rakesh Sharma. Maa Vaishno Devi will once again show grace to her devotees. If all goes well, from August 16 onwards, devotees will be able to have darshan of mother Vaishno seated in the cave of Trikuta festival. The world famous pilgrimage site of Ma Vaishno Devi will once again be buzzed with devotees. The Shrine Board has stepped up preparations to welcome the devotees. Just now they are waiting for the necessary guidelines i.e. SOP to be issued regarding religious places issued by the Home Department.
According to reliable sources, devotees younger than 10 years and above 60 years will not be allowed to visit Vaishno Devi during the first phase as per the guidelines issued by the state administration. Not only this, only residents of Jammu and Kashmir will be allowed to visit Vaishno Devi. The journey will have to be done during the day and only 4000 to 5000 devotees will be able to see the mother Vaishno Devi daily. It will be mandatory for the devotees to undergo RTPS test before starting the journey. RTPS center will be set up in every district of Jammu and Kashmir. The RTPS center base camp in district Reasi will be built in Katra. This center will be near the main travel registration center.
Until the outbreak of the corona epidemic continues, devotees will be allowed to travel only during the day. The devotees will neither be able to enter the building at night nor will they be allowed to stay at the building. Not only this, devotees will not be able to participate in the divine Maha Aarti to be held at the mother Vaishno Devi Bhavan in the morning and evening. During the Corona period, the sacred cave of the famous Ardhkunwari temple will also be closed for devotees. Devotees will be able to see only from outside, following physical distance.
Shrine board administration before starting the Vaishno Devi Yatra. All the entrances of Maa Vaishno Devi including Helipad at Katra, Darshani Diodhi at Banganga, Tarakot Entrance Gate, Ardhkunwari Temple, Vaishno Devi Bhavan and Bhairav Valley etc. Will also install state-of-the-art rapid test machines at locations. Every devotee will have to go through these machines. All kinds of body tests of the devotees will be recorded as soon as they go between machines. Apart from this, the Shrine Board Administration will also install state-of-the-art automatic hands free sanitizer machines outside all major sites.
Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board has also provided railway station, Katra Helipad, counter number two, Inter State Bus Station, Niharika Complex, Vaishno Dham Jammu, Kalika Dham Jammu and Saraswati Dham in addition to the main registration center at the city’s main bus station for travel registration. Created registration centers in Jammu. Earlier these centers used to be open for registration but during the Corona period the opening time of these registration centers will also be fixed. Earlier, where the travel slip was made available to the devotees from 5:00 am to 10:00 pm, now in the present condition, the journey registration center will be in about 2 to 3 shifts from 5:00 am to 12:00 pm. Will open That is, if the Travel Registration Center is opened at 5:00 am then it will be closed after every two hours. This is so that the devotee follows physical distance and the center can be sanitized from time to time. 12 noon:
the possibility of starting the Vaishno Devi Yatra from August 16, the Shree Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board has started the process of conducting corona infection test of all its officers and employees. It has been arranged at Ashirwad Bhawan located in the base camp Katra. Officers and employees of the Shrine Board Administration are also reaching there to give samples daily. The board says that this has been done before the start of the journey so that there is no problem of any kind at the start of the journey.