500 years later, the darshan of Goddess Vaishnav Mata was discontinued, darshan was closed for the last 5 months due to COVID-19, but now devotees will get darshan in unlock-3 from today, the government and Devasthan Board have announced some rules
However, as per the regulations issued by the government, only 100 devotees from outside the state except J&K will be able to take darshan, and a total of 2000 devotees will be able to take darshan this week. Darshan receipt available in online portal ,Devotees visiting Vaishnav Devi Mata will have to undergo COVID-19 test, only those who test negative will be allowed to visit Vaishnav Devi yatra,The COVID test done 38 hours ago has been approved. Devotees coming from outside will have to do the COVID test from home place. If they cannot test there, they will have to take the test at the COVID test center of the temple. Also children below the age of 10 and senior citizens above the age of 65 are not allowed to visit.
The J&K government has made the rules of social distancing in Katra strict and 100% compliant. Devotees will be able to take darshan of Mata Vaishnav Devi in Navratri this year.