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Last week, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha had paid obeisance at Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine(HT Photo)

Vaishno Devi yatra’s online registration, helicopter booking starts from today

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 26, 2020 12:27 PM IST
Pilgrimage to Mata Vaishno Devi Temple resumed on August 16, nearly 5 months after it was suspended due to coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak.
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Centre has allowed the reopening of religious places of worship from June 8.(HT Photo/File)
Centre has allowed the reopening of religious places of worship from June 8.(HT Photo/File)

Vaishno Devi Yatra may take little longer to resume, SOPs awaited

By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Jammu
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2020 08:15 PM IST
The Vaishno Devi shrine is visited by lakhs of devotees every year.
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Jammu, India - March 14 : A view of fencing track at Mata Vaishno devi.(HT Photo)
Jammu, India - March 14 : A view of fencing track at Mata Vaishno devi.(HT Photo)

Vaishno Devi yatra resumes as forest fire brought under control

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jammu
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2018 02:43 PM IST
Nearly 10,000 pilgrims were left stranded on various stretches after a massive forest fire in the Trikuta Hills broke out. They were later evacuated via Bhairon Ghati for the Katra base camp.
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Two MI-17 helicopters of the Indian Air Force and a light utility helicopter were pressed into service to douse the fire.(ANI Photo)
Two MI-17 helicopters of the Indian Air Force and a light utility helicopter were pressed into service to douse the fire.(ANI Photo)

Vaishno Devi yatra suspended after forest fire in Trikuta hills

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jammu
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2018 09:54 PM IST
The fire left 10,000 pilgrims on the Vaishno Devi yatra stranded in Katra base camp while another 3,000, part of the 25,000 pilgrims who were registered by 3:30 pm for the day’s trek, were moved to safer place near Himkoti Marg.
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Shrine board official said around 15,000 to 20,000 pilgrims were stranded at the Katra base camp on Friday.(HT FIle)
Shrine board official said around 15,000 to 20,000 pilgrims were stranded at the Katra base camp on Friday.(HT FIle)

Vaishno Devi yatra briefly suspended due to unprecedented crowd

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jammu
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2018 10:05 PM IST
After over 40,000 pilgrims left for the shrine, the board suspended the yatra. It was resumed on Saturday morning.
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