Vaishno Devi “prasad” could now be delivered at home; Live darshan App too

28th September 2020

28th September 2020


The “prasad” of Vaishno Devi is now being delivered to devotees throughout the country. The Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, along with the postal department has begun home delivery for those devotees who can’t make the pilgrimage.

Last week, Lieutenant Governor of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, Manoj Sinha, who is also the chairman of SMVDSB launched the home delivery of ‘Pooja Prasad’.

A devotee can book the “pooja prasad” through the board’s website ( Queries is being redressed through 09906019475 between 8 am-8 pm.

“To get the ‘Pooja Prasad' delivered home, a devotee can make the booking through the SMVDSB website. Once the booking is made, the SMVDSB will ensure that the ‘Pooja' is performed within 72 hours and the ‘Prasad' is dispatched through speed post,” an official spokesperson of SMVDSB had said.

Meanwhile, ahead of the Navratri 2020, the SMVDSB has also planned to launch a mobile application for devotees to have live darshan. The app will be launched on October 17.

The Vaishno Devi Yatra was shut on March 25 due to lockdown and was resumed on August 16, initially with a ceiling of 5,000 pilgrims a day.

The following conditions apply:

Only those pilgrims who have registered Online will be allowed. Persons above 60 years of age, person with comorbidities, pregnant women and children below the age of 10 years are not allowed for yatra.

 It is mandatory for the pilgrims to use ‘Arogya Setu’ Application on their Mobile Phones.

Only Asymptomatic pilgrims will be allowed to undertake the yatra.

Use of ‘Face Mask / Face Covers’ are mandatory.

Compulsory Covid-19 Antigen testing for the pilgrims coming from outside Jammu & Kashmir.

Pilgrims are required to maintain physical distancing of six feet at all times.

Touching of statues / idols is not allowed.

Pilgrims are advised not to stay at Bhawan after Darshans.


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