Pilgrim Influx | Over 94 Lakh Devotees Visited Vaishno Devi in 2023 | New Facilities Getting Added In the last few years, efforts have been made to provide many facilities for the devotees of Mata. I do not consider these facilities as mere infrastructure development, said the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu & Kashmir, Shri Manoj Sinha. I feel that it is the responsibility of the Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board to further enrich the ancient ‘Sanatan’ tradition. And I think the more we can make the journey of the devotees who come to serve the Mata easier, the better it will be, LG said. The Lt Governor said that people come not only from within the country but also from outside the country, senior citizens come and face great difficulty in traveling through difficult roads. It is not possible for them to reach Ardh Kumari on horseback. Anshul Garg, CEO SMVD Shrine Board said that this year’s figure has crossed ninety four lakhs and thirty five thousand. According to statistical data, since 2012, this year 2023 has the highest figures. Compared to last year, three lakh more devotees have travelled in 2023 for Maa Vaishno Ddevi’s darshan. Seeing the increasing number of devotees, many projects have been started by the Shrine Board. The number of accommodations has been increased. In March this year in 2023 Durga Bhawan was inaugurated. Anshul Garg, CEO SMVD Shrine Board said that since then devotees have been taking advantage of free accommodation in the last eight months.