JAMMU: Over 91 lakh pilgrims visited the well-known Mata Vaishno Devi temple in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir in 2022, the very best within the final 9 years, a senior official of the shrine board mentioned on Sunday. Over 23,000 devotees provided prayers on the shrine positioned atop Trikuta hills on New 12 months’s Eve.
In a tweet, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board CEO Anshul Garg mentioned, “91.25 lakh devotees paid obeisance at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi shrine in 2022, the very best quantity because the begin of On-line Particular person Yatri registration in 2013. Could Mata Rani proceed to bathe blessings of peace, happiness and prosperity upon all of us.”
In accordance with shrine board information, 23,110 pilgrims provided prayers on the shrine on the final day of 2022.
In 2022, the very best footfall was recorded in June with greater than 11.29 lakh pilgrims visiting the temple. At 3.61 lakh, February noticed the bottom footfall final 12 months.
In December, 5.67 lakh devotees visited the shrine.
Regardless of a stampede on the shrine on January 1 final 12 months that left 12 pilgrims useless and 16 injured, over 4.38 lakh devotees visited the temple within the month.
Greater than 7.78 lakh pilgrims visited in March, over 9.02 lakh in April, over 9.86 lakh in Could, over 9.07 lakh in July, over 8.77 lakh in August, over 8.28 lakh in September, over 7.51 lakh in October and over 6.01 lakh in November, in accordance with the information.
Solely 17 lakh pilgrims, the bottom in over three many years, visited the shrine in 2020 when it remained closed for 5 months because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The pilgrim footfall on the shrine touched an all-time excessive of 1.04 crore in 2012.
The variety of pilgrims visiting the shrine dropped from 93.24 lakh in 2013 to 78.03 lakh in 2014, 77.76 lakh in 2015 and 77.23 lakh in 2016. It elevated to 81.78 lakh in 2017 and 85.87 lakh in 2018 earlier than dropping once more in 2019 to 79.40 lakh.
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