Fresh snowfall envelopes Vaishno Devi shrine

Last Updated: Tue, Jan 17, 2012 07:50 hrs

Fresh snowfall enveloped prominent Hindu pilgrimage shrine of Vaishno Devi, located in Jammu and Kashmir.

The shrine remained covered with a thick layer of snow on Monday.

Perched atop Trikuta hills at a height of 1,700 meters above sea level, Vaishno Devi shrine is held in high esteem by Hindus all over the country.

It attracts millions pilgrims every year, particularly during summers, and is the main source of livelihood for thousands of residents around the shrine. (ANI)

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