Shiv Sena invites devotees to Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Yatra via traditional route

Shiv Sena J&K president Manish Sahni addressing a press conference at Press Club, Jammu. -Excelsior/Rakesh
Shiv Sena J&K president Manish Sahni addressing a press conference at Press Club, Jammu. -Excelsior/Rakesh

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Dec 14:  The Shiv Sena Jammu and Kashmir unit has launched  the campaign for the restoration of traditional route of  Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Yatra  and announced to take out a huge Yatra to the Shrine on the same route on auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti (14 January 2022).
Announcing the organization of this Yatra during a press conference held here today, J&K president of the Party Manish Sahni offered an open invitation to the interested devotees to reach Jammu on the auspicious day. He said the Yatra will be organized under the guidance of its National Secretary and MP Anil Desai.
Sahni said that the Yatra with performance of all rituals will begin from the famous Raghunath Temple in Jammu on the day of Makar Sankranti, followed by first Darshan at “Kol Kandoli”, the second Darshan via Deva Mai, Banganga, Charanpaduka, Adhkuari, Hathimatha, holy Shri Mata Vaishno Devi cave and on return Bhairon Baba’s Darshan, thus invoking the full blessings of the Maa Bhagwati.
He said this Yatra will also give impetus to the trade of Jammu region especially Jammu, Nagrota and Katra. This could once again come back to the era of prosperity and remove the growing problem of unemployment, which would help in ending the evils like increasing unemployment among the youth.
Sahni said that Jammu division does not have famous developed tourist places like Dal Lake, Pahalgam, Gulmarg, but we have holy shrine of Jagat Janani Shri Mata Vaishno Devi and economy of Jammu division is largely dependent on Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Yatra.  Every effort will be made to promote and promote this world famous holy pilgrimage, he added.
He appealed the devotees of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi from all over the country to be a part of this entire journey and get full blessings. He disclosed that after reaching Jammu, arrangements will be made for free travel and Bhandara for the devotees. Those willing to go on the Yatra can register themselves on 9419182952, 7006445646, he added.