Vaishno Devi Temple
Vaishno Devi Mandir is a holy pilgrimage destination for the Hindus, located in the folds of three-peaked mountain Trikuta, 12 km away from Katra in the make a clean breast of Jammu and Kashmir, India.It is extremely hard, to the fore any additional outmoded shrines, to smack foster the history of Vaishno Devi; however geological studies indicate that the holy shrine of Vaishno Devi is re a million years outmoded. Though the Vedic literature doesn't talk to to any goddess, however one can locate the reference of Trikuta hills in Rigveda - the oldest of the four Vedas.It's the temple dedicated to Shakti, which attract thousands of tourists, especially but not limited to the Hindu pilgrims from all corner of the country. Mata Vaishno Devi, with popularly known as Mata Vaishnavi and Mata Rani in Hinduism, is believed to have spent some era in this cave at an altitude of 5,200 ft even if observing various spiritual disciplines.
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Interesting facts about Vaishno Devi Temple
The best time to visit is during summer when the weather is just perfect on the mountains.
You also have the choice of choosing a helicopter service, which is available from Katra to Sanjhichatt helipad.The service needs to be pre-booked as there is high demand for the rides.
Vaishno Devi is believed the most divine of all places (shaktipeeth), which have the liveliness to keep the Mother Goddess protected.
Maa Vaishno Devi was first mention in the Hindu epic Mahabharata, when Arjun address the Goddess .It is believed that the temples at Kol Kandoli and Bhawan were built by the Pandavas. Guru Gobind Singh, the Sikh Guru, is said to have visited the cave. Some people believe that the shrine is the holiest of all Shaktipeeths.It is believed that the shrine was discovered 700 years ago by Pandit Shridhar. According to legend, Mata Vaishnavi appear in his dream and asked him to search for her at the holy cave amidst the fold the Trikuta Mountain. On entering the cave, he found a rock shape with three heads. Mata Vaishno Devi appear before him and blessed him. Pandit Shridhar at that time spent the rest of his life in the service of the Goddess at the holy cave.