In J&K, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board is devising new methods so that devotees unable to take nearly 12 Kms trek to the Holy Cave Shrine can still have Darshan from home. The Yatra to the holy Cave Shrine had resumed on the 6 August initially with a ceiling of 5000 pilgrims per day with safety procedures.
Working on the directions of Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha for optimum use of technological interventions to expand the reach, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board is planning to launch a Mobile App for devotees to have live Darshan straight from Holy Shrine. The App, set to be launched on 17th October, the first day of Navratri, would also have features to conduct live Havan. Currently, the Aarti is being live-streamed on a religious TV Channel.
However, the Mobile App would provide the opportunity to the worshippers across the globe to have individual experience of godliness and bliss and also provide flexibility so devotees will not miss the ‘Amrit Vela’ even if they are on the move. The new app for live ‘Darshan’ and ‘Havan’ will work on both ‘Android’ and ‘iOS’ operating systems. Since the inception of Shrine Board in 1986, there has been a steadfast increase in the Yatra to holy shrine, however, due to Corona Virus pandemic, it witnessed a significant decline this year.