Reasi: The three-day Shivkhori Mela kicked-off at Ransoo on Sunday.
The annual mela was inaugurated by Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, Dr Pawan Kotwal.
Kotwal is also the chairman of Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board (SSKSB).
Many dignitaries, including local MLA Ajay Nanda and District Development Commissioner, Reasi, Sushma Chauhan (also vice chairperson, SSKSB), were also present at the inauguration.
The Tourism Department, SSKSB and Reasi district administration have jointly organised the mela.
The Shivkhori cave shrine is famous among Hindus and is devoted to Lord Shiva.
It is located in the Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir and is not far from the Mata Vaishno Devi shrine base camp Katra.
Lakhs of tourists and pilgrims visit the Shiv Khori every year.