Shivratri Mela

 

Pilgrims from different parts of the state and outside visit this cave shrine to seek blessings of Lord Shiva. Maha Shivratri festival is usually held in the month of February or during first week of March every year.

In view of the increasing number of pilgrims during the Shivratri Mela, the Shiv Khori Shrine Board has taken up a number of steps to provide more and more facilities to the devotees. Some of projects undertaken are construction of Guest House at village Ransoo, Reception Centre and Pony shed, tile work of entire 3-km long track is already completed, plantation of ornamental and medicinal plants on track and development of parks etc. In addition to these other arrangements like electrification of the cave with modern techniques, provision of oxygen and electric generators, exhaust fans, construction of shelter sheds for yatris with toilet facilities near the cave site, 15 shelter sheds enroute Ransoo to cave shrine, railing from the base camp to cave, additional facility of 15,000 gallons drinking water reservoir, proper sanitation, provision of 25 KV capacity electric transformer, clock room, starting of permanent bus services from Katra, Udhampur and Jammu, Police post and Dispensary and a STD PCO are under active consideration of the Shiv Khori Shrine Development Board.