snowfall at mata vaishno devi shrine
Jammu, Jan 18: The Trikuta hills housing the cave shrine of MataVaishnodevi today received the year's first snowfall even as pilgrims continued their journey to pay obeisance.
Trikuta hills and nearby areas received 4 inches of season's first snow, shrine board officials said.
Despite the snowfall, over 15,000 pilgrims are on their way to the cave shrine to pay their obeisance, they said.
Braving the chill, pilgrims were seen shouting hymns and moving towards the Bhawan from Katra, the base camp of the shrine, they said