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Record Number Pilgrims Visit Holy Cave Shrine
on 2001/3/5 22:45:02 ( 676 reads )


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JAMMU, INDIA, March 5, 2001: A record number of 432,000 pilgrims have visited the holy cave shrine of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Ji since January 1, 2001. During the same time last year, 361,000 pilgrims had Darshan of the holy cave shrine. Of the 174,000 devotees who visited the shrine last month, over 136,000 were from outside the State. About 10,000 pilgrims a day reach Katra, the base camp of pilgrimage. The Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board has made elaborate arrangements for the comfortable stay of pilgrims.




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