Snowfall at Mata Vaishno Devi holy place; downpours lash Jammu


The renowned cavern altar of Mata Vaishno Devi on the Trikuta Hills in Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi region seen its first snowfall this season on Sunday, authorities said.

There was no disturbance in the development of aficionados, they said. Some high-height regions in the Union Territory saw snowfall, while the fields, including Jammu city, gotten discontinuous downpours in the midst of hefty overcast cover during a most piece of the day.

The snowfall on the Trikuta Hills, including at the ‘Bhawan’ (sanctum sanctorum) of began around 5.30 pm and went on for almost 30 minutes, the authorities said.

They said the climate at the sanctuary stayed shady with discontinuous spells of precipitation prior to the day. The journey to the holy place proceeded and the aficionados were likewise observed appreciating the snowfall, the authorities said.

Katra, the headquarters for the travelers visiting Vaishno Devi sanctuary, recorded a limit of 14.8 degrees Celsius against the earlier day’s 19.8 degrees Celsius, while the base temperature settled at 5.7 degrees Celsius. Jammu additionally recorded a plunge of two indents in the day temperature which settled at 17.2 degrees Celsius – 1.8 degrees underneath the typical, a representative of the Met office said.

He said the night temperature in Jammu was 4.2 degrees Celsius which is additionally 3.2 degrees underneath the season’s normal.