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Langar/ Free Community Kitchen

Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board has started Langar  (community kitchen for free meals) on 09-05-2019. The Langar facility exists at Tarakote, on the new route from Katra to Bhawan, involving a walk of about 3 km from Katra and about 5 Km from Ardhkuwari. SMVDSB manages and runs this Langar facility. The facility is run from the donations received from the pilgrims.

The Langar serves nearly 8500 pilgrims daily with traditional food of Jammu comprising of Dal, Chawal and Ambal (sweet and sour yellow Pumpkin curry). Halwa and tea is also served in the morning & the evening. The facility of Langar will be open to the pilgrims throughout the year during day and night.

Donation for Langar

Donation boxes have been installed at the Langar site. Pilgrims can offer on spot donations. Donors can also deposit donations through RTGS/NEFT/IMPS etc., at our donation account -


Account name


Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board Langar Seva

A/c No  










{All donations are exempted from Income Tax under Section 80 (G)}


Several requests are also being received from the pilgrims that they wish to donate for one entire day’s/month’s Langar expenses, especially on auspicious days or on important occasions in their families. For the convenience of such donors, it is informed that currently, a day’s langar expenses can be booked by donating Rs.31,000/- (Rupees Thirty one thousands). In case one meal’s expenses (Morning/Afternoon/Evening) are to be booked, Rs.11,000/- (Rupees Eleven thousands) would be the minimum donation. However, booking for one entire month’s expenses would be against a donation amount of Rs.15 Lakhs. Donor may like to deposit donation in cash or through online. The donor is also requested to furnish the occasion for which such donation is being made, if he wishes to, at the mobile & e-mail address given below. Further, some requests from pilgrims for donation in-kind have also been received. For the convenience of the donors, the items which will be accepted for in-kind donation for Langar are given below:




Recommended brands



Catch / MDH / BMC


Tea Leaves

Red Label / Taaza / Tajmahal



Quality Grade M-31


Rice Basmati

Any basmati brand / 1121 steamed basmati rice



Life gold / Shakti Bhog


Dairy whitener milk powder

Amulaya / Nestle


Desi ghee

Nestle Everyday / Britannia / Amul / Milk Food / Verka / Mother Dairy


Mustard oil

Fortune / Nature fresh / P. Mark


Refined oil

Fortune / Nature fresh / P. Mark



Aashirwad / Tata

For any further information pertaining to donations, our office can be contacted at below address: -


Email   -

Mobile -   9906036878


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