Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Monday released Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Gold & Silver coins ahead of Diwali for millions of devotees worldwide.
The innovative step is expected to boost collections in the absence of traditional offerings due to curtailed pilgrim traffic to the cave shrine in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic since March 18, 2020.
Speaking on the occasion, the Lt Governor said said he is fortunate to have got the opportunity to release Maa Vaishno Devi coins. Maa is worshipped lovingly and showers immense light, blessings and ultimate benediction upon the devotees.
Referring to the coins, the Lt Governor said, few seekers are not able to travel to Vaishno Devi’s sunlit peak of mountain at Katra due to Corona Pandemic, so the Shrine Board has decided to make the coins available in Jammu and Delhi as well.
Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB) has developed 2g, 5g & 10g Gold and Silver coins of guaranteed purity carrying an impression of the Holy Pindies. The rates of the coins depend on the denomination chosen and the prevailing gold/silver rates. Currently, Silver coin 10gm is available at Rs 770.00, Silver coin 5gm for Rs 410.00, Gold coin 2gm for Rs 11,490.00, Gold coin 5gm for Rs 28,150.00 and Gold coin 10 gm for Rs 55,880.00.