In January and February 2020, more than 9 lakh devotees, which is the record number of visitors of the last five years, had darshan at the Vaishno Devi shrine, Times of India reported.
According to media reports, Ramesh Kumar, CEO of Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, told that this year, the crowd of pilgrims visiting the shrine has broken last five years’ record. According to the board, a little more than 8 lakh passengers reached Katra for darshan of the Devi during the last five years, and the number crossed the 9 lakh mark in 2020.
Old and the natural cave of Mata Vaishno Devi is opened after Makar Sankranti for two months made for another factor that pulled numerous pilgrims from far and wide this year.
Vaishno Devi Mandir is a Hindu temple located in Katra at the Trikuta Mountains within the Indian Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
She is called by many names.
Trikuta - The Goddess who lives upon the mountain Trikut, and this is why she is also called Pahadawali (The Goddess who lives upon a mountain).
Jyotawali - The Goddess who shines like an oil lamp and spreads light everywhere.
Sherawali - The Goddess who rides upon a lion (the form she appeared in when she cut off Bhairon Nath’s head.
Mata Rani/ Jagat Janani - The mother of the Universe