Vaishno Devi Temple

Vaishno Devi Temple is devoted to Goddess Vaishno Devi, one of Goddess Lakshmi’s appearances. It is situated in Katra, Reasi, India, on the foothills of the Trikuta Hills, within the union territory of Jammu. It is also considered one among the 52 Shakti Peethas, where Goddess Sati’s bodily pieces fell when she immolated herself.

Vaishno Devi Temple is an attractive spot for devotees seeking various goddess benefits such as health, wealth, success, happiness, and so on. The temple is particularly well-known for its annual festivities, such as Navaratri, Diwali, and New Year’s, during which millions of pilgrims visit the shrine.

Significance of Vaishno Devi Temple

Mother Goddess Vaishno has presented herself in the cave as Pindies, which are natural rock formations. The cave contains no idols or statues.Mata Vaishno Devi has become one of the most important tourist destinations in Jammu. It is thought that only after Mata’s call can one enter the hallowed Shrine Darbar of Mata. Pilgrims walk 12 kilometres from Ban Ganga (Katra) to the sacred Bhawan.

The first mention of the Mother Goddess is in the epic Mahabharata, when the Pandavas and Kauravas armies were arrayed in the battlefield in Kurukshetra, Arjun, the Pandavas’ chief warrior, advised by Lord Shri Krishna meditated upon Mata Vaishno Devi and sought her blessing for victory. It is believed that the Pandavas were the first to build the temples at Bhavan and Kol Kandoli in reverence and gratitude for Mata Vaishno Devi.

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