Jammu, May 3 (UNI) Over 16.88 lakh pilgrims from various parts of the country have visited the holy cave shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi since January this year.
During the corresponding period of last year, 13.88 lakh pilgrims had darshan of the holy cave shrine, thus registering an increase of 3 lakh pilgrims, an official spokesman said here today.
In the month of April alone, over 6.33 lakh devotees paid obeisance at the shrine, with April 14 recording as many as 34,627 pilgrims visiting the shrine.
Presently 19,000 to 20,000 pilgrims reach the base camp Katra daily for their onward journey to the Mata Vaishno Devi shrine.
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