In 20 years, devotees offered an average of 90 kg of gold and 200 kg of silver every year…
This year i.e. in 2021, Chaitra Navaratri is going to start from April 13, so in these nine days nine forms of Goddess will be worshiped. In such a situation, today we are telling you about one such goddess temple in the country, where the devotees of Mother Goddess have offered 90 forts of gold and 200 kg of silver to the mother every year in the last 20 years. This information has been revealed in an RTI.
Actually we are talking of Mata Vaishno Devi Temple, the second most visited religious pilgrimage place after Tirumala Venkateswara Temple in the country. The holy shrine of Vaishno Devi in Jammu state of the country is in a beautiful, ancient cave on the Trikuta mountain. It is also known as Vaishno Mata or Vaishno Devi. Those who are considered to be the incarnations of Goddess Mahakali, Mahalakshmi and Mahasaraswati.
In this way in the last years Hindus have offered their ardent goddess openly, which is not wrong at any level. In this way, an RTI revealed that in the last 20 years, devotees have climbed 1800 kg of gold in the Mata Vaishno Devi temple on an average of 90 kg per annum and during this period, during the year, 200 kilos of silver have also climbed by an average of 4700 kg of silver. Apart from this, Rs 2,000 crore cash has also been received to Mata Vaishno Devi in the offering.
The special thing is that last year i.e. in 2020, due to the Corona epidemic, religious activities were banned, so the number of devotees was also low. But even after this, the offerings did not decrease.
There is also a belief about Vaishnav Devi that no one can see her unless the mother wants to. Mother’s call is considered her blessing. Because of which everyone waits for his call. At the same time, seeing the faith of the devotees on the mother, the government is also providing all kinds of facilities here. Vaishno Devi temple has special significance in Hinduism and one has to climb 12 km from Katra to Vaishno Devi temple for darshan.
Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board is maintained by the Vaishno Devi Temple located on the Trikuta Mountains of Katra. In such a situation, in response to these questions asked under RTI, the Mother Vaishno Devi Shrine Board itself has given this complete information. According to the Shrine Board, on an average, more than 90 kg of gold was offered to the temple every year and in the last 20 years, it has been found that the temple has received 1800 kg of gold. On an average, more than 200 kg of silver coins, crowns and jewelery have also been presented by devotees every year.
Mata Vaishno Devi Cave is 98 feet in length. A large platform is built in this cave. The mother’s seat is on this platform where Goddess Trikuta resides with her mother. At the same time, you will also be happy to know that Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board is one of the rich Shrine Board of India. Actually, in North India, no religious place is offered as much as the Vaishno Devi temple.
According to the RTI disclosure, in 2000, 50 lakh people had registered to see Goddess Vaishno Devi, but due to Corona epidemic, only 17 lakh people reached the temple. At the same time, in 2018, 2019, this number was 80 lakh, while in 2011, 2012, more than one crore devotees came to visit the mother.
The building here is the place where Mata killed Bhairavnath. Bhairo’s body is present in front of the ancient cave and his head flew to Bhairon Valley three kilometers away and the body remained here. The place where the head fell, today the place is known as ‘Temple of Bhaironath’. It is from Katra itself that the foot-climb of Vaishno Devi begins which is about 12 kilometers up to the building and 14.5 kilometers to the Bhairo temple.