This year Katra Navratra festival commenced on 5th of October 2013. In last 8 days, various cultural events and competitions held during the festival.
The Vaishno Devi shrine and Katra Town of Reasi District witnessed a massive surge of devotees during the 8-day festival of Navratra. Thousands of devotees from across the country thronged Katra, the base camp, for their onward pilgrimage to Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine. A pilgrimage to Mata Vaishno Devi shrine during the Navratra is considered most auspicious.