Covid precautions in place as Vaishno Devi readies for Navratri celebration
Special arrangements were made for the Navratri festival at Mata Vaishno Devi temple. Following Covid protocols, the Navratri festival at the temple will start on Saturday. As per the shrine board, the per-day pilgrims limit has been increased from 5000 to 7000. ‘Mata Vaishno Devi’ app has also been launched for devotees to experience live darshan. Rapid Antigen Testing is being conducted for pilgrims and wearing a mask is mandatory. “Per-day pilgrims limit has been increased from 5000 to 7000. The sanitization and testing facility at the temple is excellent. The shrine has been decorated with flowers at different places. Bhajan singers will perform at Vaishno Devi Darbar during the festival. Helicopter and battery car services are operational. Pony, Pithu and Palki services have also resumed,” CEO of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, Ramesh Kumar said. Mata Vaishno Devi has been decorated with flowers to celebrate Navratri. Many bhajan singers will perform at Vaishno Devi Darbar on the nine days of Navratri.