Monday, Dec 4 2023 | Time 02:37 Hrs(IST)
image
States » North


Around 6900 foreign pilgrims pay obeisance at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi till Aug this year

Around 6900 foreign pilgrims pay obeisance at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi till Aug this year

Jammu, Oct 2 (UNI) As record number of more than 65 lakh pilgrims have offered prayers at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Cave Shrine till the month of August this year and as many as 6900 foreign devotees also visited in the said period to the sanctum of sanctorum located in the Trikuta Hills of Reasi district in Jammu and Kashmir.
Official sources said that in the said period in 2022, 60 lakh pilgrims visited the cave shrine but this year till August month, 65,31,142 devotees paid obeisance at the cave shrine.
“This year till August, more than 6900 foreign travelers reached Vaishno Devi and the swelling number of pilgrims visiting the holy cave may break last year’s record,” the sources said.
“In 2022, no foreign pilgrims visited the cave shrine but this year from January to May the arrival was less and increased manifold after June,” they added.
The sources also said that in June, 500 foreign pilgrims visited the cave shrine, over 22 in July and more than 4200 in the month of August.
As per official figures, in 2018, more than 32,000 foreign tourists had reached Vaishno Devi, in 2019, over 23,000 offered prayers at the cave shrine.
The official date of previous six years stated that in 2017, 81.78 lakh pilgrims visited the cave shrine, in 2018, 85.87 lakh, in 2019, 79.40 lakh, in 2020, 17.20 lakh, in 2021, 55.88 lakh, in 2022, 91.25 lakh and in 2023 till August, 65.31 lakh.
UNI VBH CS1504

More News

BJP decimates Congress, scripts massive victory in MP Assembly polls

04 Dec 2023 | 1:02 AM

Bhopal, Dec 3 (UNI) The BJP, which has held sway over Madhya Pradesh for approximately 18 of the last 20 years, emphatically scotched speculation of ‘anti-incumbency’ as it decimated the Congress and secured a two-thirds majority in the Assembly poll vote count on Sunday.

see more..

BJP vanquishes Congress, scripts spectacular comeback in Chattisgarh

04 Dec 2023 | 1:00 AM

Raipur, Dec 3 (UNI) Riding the crest of an anti-incumbency wave, the BJP vanquished the Congress in tribal-dominated Chhattisgarh by emerging victorious in 54 of the total 90 Assembly constituencies in the vote count on Sunday.

see more..

Bhupesh Baghel submits resignation to Guv

04 Dec 2023 | 12:12 AM

Raipur, Dec 3 (UNI) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel resigned on Sunday evening after the party's defeat of the Congress in the state assembly election.

see more..

Nine Chhattisgarh Ministers bite the dust

03 Dec 2023 | 11:17 PM

Raipur, Dec 3 (UNI) In a sequence bringing out the strong anti-incumbency sentiment, no less than nine ministers bit the dust in Chhattisgarh though Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel emerged victorious in the vote count for the Assembly election on Sunday.

see more..
BJP snatches Rajasthan from Congress winning 115 seats

BJP snatches Rajasthan from Congress winning 115 seats

03 Dec 2023 | 11:11 PM

Jaipur, Dec 3 (UNI) The main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) swept Rajasthan polls ending Congress' five-year rule and is set to form the next government after winning as it ea 115 seats out of 199 for which counting was held on Sunday.

see more..
image