2.15 lakh pilgrims thronged Shivkhori Festival
The three-day-long Shivratri festival at Jammu and Kashmir was thronged by over 2.15 lakh pilgrims from all over the country.
Jammu: The three-day-long Shivratri festival
at the Shivkhori cave shrine in Reasi district of Jammu and
Kashmir was thronged by over 2.15 lakh pilgrims from all over
The festival which had commenced from February 19 concluded at historic Shivkhori at Ransoo last evening.
Over 2.15 lakh pilgrims visited the shrine to pay their
obeisance and seek blessings of Lord Shiva, said Assistant
Commissioner (Revenue), Sukhdev Singh Sambyal, who is also
Executive Officer of Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board.
The state government had put in place all arrangements of
boarding, lodging, sanitation, medicare, electricity and
drinking water supply, besides the security.
The Shivkhori Shrine Board and Tourism Department had
created adequate lodging facilities at base camp, Ransoo and
near the cave shrine for the comfortable stay of the pilgrims.
Various social organisations including Shivkohri Mandli, Katra, had installed free langers at mela site and enroute
the cave shrine.