How and Where to Donate at Vaishno Devi?

Most of the people going for Vaishno Devi Yatra, are confused about ‘where to donate’? The answer to this question is at ‘Central Shrine Board’. Now the next question is what is this central shrine board? So let’s talk about it in detail.


Shrine Board:

The Central Shrine Board is used for accepting and maintaining the donations made by pilgrims. This central board is responsible for carrying out many development programs. Due to presence of such a vice community, it becomes easier to maintain the whole record of donations done by devotees, and also to use it for the development work of temple and its surrounding. In J & K there are total four Shrine counters, one is at Bhawan, another one at Sanjichatt, next at Adhkuwari, and last one is at Niharika Complex, Katra.


The money kept at such a shrine boars are exempted from income tax, so there is no any limit for the maximum amount of money to donate. In today’s fast growing world, most of the people did at least one mistake, and in the return of these mistakes they prefer to donate something at any of the famous religious places. The trend of such donations is more popular in India, due to which there is continuous increment in the donated properties of temples. There are multiple temples in India, whose yearly turnover is more than 10 crores, some of them are Golden Temple at Amritsar, Vaishno Devi Temple at Kashmir, Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, Isckon Temple, Balaji Temple at Hyderabad and so on.


At these shrine boards, it is not compulsory to make donations only in the form of cash, but cheques and demand drafts are also accepted here. Here the cheques and demand drafts should be payable to Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, Katra or Jammu. To send these cheques and demand drafts by post, the address of this shrine board is provided below:


Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board

Central Office, SMVDSB,

Katra – 182 302

Phone – 01991 – 32025


Due to such a huge rush of devotees in India, there is great demand for such Shrine Boards to maintain the donations. As Vaishno Devi is one of the most famous temples in India, here is also Shrine Boards are more famous, that’s why most of the tourists prefer to stay at ‘Hotels near Shrine Board’.



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