New ‘golden gate’ at Vaishno Devi to greet pilgrims this Navratri

Come Navratri, pilgrims visiting Vaishno Devi shrine will be greeted by a new golden door adoring the entrance of the main cave shrine. 
Reportedly, the golden gate will be replacing the existing one that is made of marble at the entrance.News has it that it took 11 kg of gold, 1100 kg silver and 1200 kg copper to build this gate. To beef up the safety of the shrine, around 350 cameras will be installed around the main temple, and its master control room will be in Katra. The CRPF, Police, and the shrine board will be joint monitoring the area, which will become a permanent activity by the end of this year. 

Reportedly, the grand golden gate will have carved images of Goddess Vaishno Devi, Mahagauri, Siddhidatri, Kalratri, Chamunda, and others. A 6-ft tall image of Goddess Lakshmi will be towards the right of the entrance together with a special prayer room for aarti on the left side. 

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