About Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine
3 years ago
Vaishno Devi is one of the most revered and sacred sites in northern India. This temple is also famous for its grandeur and beauty as it is situated on a mountain. Vaishno Devi is also one of such places which are considered as the abode of Mother. The temple is situated at a height of 5,200 feet and about 14 kilometers from Katra. Millions of pilgrims visit the temple every year.
Vaishno Devi Mandir is also known as Mata Rani, Trikuta and Vaishnavi. Vaishno Devi is considered to be the form of Goddess Mahalakshmi in Hinduism. Pilgrimage to Sri Mata Vaishno Devi is the most sacred and famous, in which lakhs of pilgrims travel on foot. The temple of Vaishno Devi Mata is famous where wishes of devotees get fulfilled. Goddess Vaishno is seen in the form of three natural stones in the temple. There is no statute of Maa inside the cave.
Vaishno Devi is a religious trekking destination where pilgrims walk about 13 km uphill to reach the little cave. Ponies and palanquins, as well as helicopter services, are also available to take you there at the top. There are several points between the main temple from Katra which include Banganga, Charpaduka, Indraprastha, Ardhakuwari, Garbhajoon, Himkoti, and Bhairo Temple but the mid-point of the journey is Ardhkunvari. The Vaishno Devi yatra is considered incomplete without visiting Bhairavnath Mandir.
Though Vaishno Devi’s yatra is open throughout the year and can be visited anytime here but in the peak season between summer May to June and Navaratri (March to April and September to October), there is a huge rush of devotees.