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Katra (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Oct 7 (ANI): Giving an ideal present to his followers on the final day of Navratri, Bollywood singer Sonu Nigam carried out soulful bhajans as a part of a particular aarti on the holy cave shrine of Vaishno Devi in Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi district.
The particular programme, organised by Shri Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board (SMVDSB), was held on Mahanavami, which marks the final day of the Navratri competition.
Sonu carried out ‘Mata ki Bhente’ which mesmerised the pilgrims on the particular programme.
The singer revealed that he’s an everyday customer at Vaishno Devi since 1996.
“I had come right here final yr as nicely. I’ve been an everyday customer right here since 1996. Once we used to stay in Delhi, we wished to come back right here however we could not. In 1996, I got here right here for the primary time and that yr I visited this place twice. Then I saved coming right here. Possibly a couple of times I may need missed as a result of a medical situation in my cartilages as I could not climb that a lot. I’ve been very athletic, I really like trekking so my knees have been in ache at the moment,” Sonu advised ANI.
The singer additionally shared that he awoke early morning to follow for his efficiency and may be very glad to have the ability to sing on the programme.
“I’ve gotten the possibility to sing and I’m very glad. I’ve come right here with my household and mates. There are such a lot of individuals who do not get the possibility to come back however I acquired the chance to solely go to however carry out as nicely,” he mentioned.
“I’ve carried out earlier as nicely throughout morning aarti. I’ll do my greatest however I’m not certain how will the efficiency go. I’ve been up since four am as a result of for a singer to sing early morning, they know mornings are for riyaaz. I’ve been working towards since morning,” the 46-year-old artist added.
The CEO of SMVDSB, Simrandeep Singh, additionally spoke concerning the particular programme, noting that it’s at present on an experimental foundation and can proceed if it will get a constructive response from the guests.
“That is on an experimental foundation. The board thought that for celebrating the competition in a real sense, the experiment ought to be performed doing Navratri,” Simrandeep advised ANI.
“And if we get a constructive response from the vacationers, this may proceed on Navratri. Nationwide and worldwide fame singers have been requested to come back and carry out on the occasion,” he added.
Simrandeep additionally famous that over three lakh pilgrims visited Vaishno Devi throughout Navratra to pay obeisance and it’s anticipated to interrupt the data of the previous years.
Sufi singer-BJP MP from North West Delhi Hans Raj Hans, Gurdas Mann, Kavita Paudwal, Jaspinder Narula and Lakhwinder Wadali have already carried out on the shrine.
This Navratri, the pilgrims additionally caught the primary glimpse of the gold-plated gate outdoors the cave.
This yr, Navratri was celebrated within the nation from September 29 to October 7. Navratri in Sanskrit means 9 nights through which 9 types of Goddess Durga are worshipped in a selected order.
Also referred to as Sharad Navratri, the tenth day of the competition is widely known as Dussehra or Vijayadashami.
The event is believed to mark Goddess Durga’s victory over demon Mahishasura, which signifies the victory of excellent over evil. (ANI)

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