Welcome to India’s most beautiful place Vaishno Devi which is situated in Trikuta Mountains of Jammu and Kashmir. Covered in beauty, every step of your journey to Jammu is an epic. Most popular to visit in Vashno Devi are, the holy shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi, Ardh Kuwari Cave, Bhairavnath Temple, Dera baba Banda, Holy cave of Shiv Khori.
If you are in Vaishno Devi, you cannot miss these places, so make sure you visit these places to make your trip the best memory.
Top things to do in Vaishno Devi:
- Shri vaishno Devi Temple
- Ardh Kuwari Cave
- Bhairavnath Temple
- Dera baba Banda
- Holy cave of Shiv Khori
Shri Vaishno Devi Temple – Allure the Darshan of Mata Vaishno Devi:
Vaishno Devi, every dream of the Hindu devotee to make their yatra at least once in their lifetime. Resided in the foot hill of the Trikuta Mountains of Jammu. Devotees flock to avail the darshan of the deity. This shrine has got great importance; devotees believe that Maa Vaishno Devi will fulfil all their wishes. This pilgrimage journey to the shrine is one of the best experiences, on the way one can have a glimpse of the snow covered peaks, the rocks covered paths to be trekked, this squeeze is a worth if you just look around and take a look to enjoy the mesmerising views.
So when you are in Jammu make sure you a make a trip to Vaishno Devi, to seek the blessings of the deity.
Jai Mata Di.
Ardh kuwari Cave – A small adventure stopover
Ardh Kuwari Cave also popularly known as the Hathimatha (Hathi = Elephant), as the cave resembles an elephant head. It is a 15 ft. long cave, which is one of the stopover for the visitors. This ancient cave has got an interesting story, apparently the goddess Vaishno Devi meditated for 9 months in this cave before making the Bhavan as her abode. The cave is like an adventure for the visitors, the cave is in a semi-circular shape having two different openings, and one can enter from one side exiting from the other opening. There is a shrine on the other end of the cave dedicated to the three deities, Maa Saraswathi, Maa Lakshmi and Maa Kali.
Bhairavnath Temple – Complete your yatra of Katra
The Bhairavnath Temple dedicated to the saint named Bhairavnath. According to the legends the saint took his last breadth, and in his memory this temple was established. The temple is about 2 km far from the Bhawan. It is believed that the pilgrimage journey of Vaishno Devi will not be complete without visiting this temple. It is boon for the baba Bhairo from Maa kaali as he pleaded the deity for salvation.
So devotees when you are in Vaishno Devi do not forget to visit Bhairo Baba Mandir to complete your pilgrimage yatra of Vaishno Devi.
Dera Baba Banda : The Hindu-Sikh pilgrimage
Situated on the banks of the river Chenab Dera baba banda grabs a great attention from the tourist. It is 30 km far from the the Vaishno Devi temple. It is a Hind-Shikh combination of an unique architecture which brings the religious harmony. This Gurudwara has got the relics of the Sikh saint soldiers. Devotees visit this place during the Mela (Fair) which is organized during the Vaisakhi. During the Mela the Shabadkirtans will be recited by the Ragis during the prayers of the eve, also the whole Dera will be illuminated with lights.
This fair is been celebrated for three days which grabs a huge crowd from the country. The Gurudwara is popularly known for its intricate gold architecture carved on the wall.
Do not forget to admire this beauty when you are in Vaishno devi, Katra.
Holy cave of Shiv Khori :
Shivkhori (khori = cave), is a holy cave shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is a 200m long cave formed naturally. It is about 80 km away from Katra. The cave has got the 4 ft “SWAYAMBHU” lingam, the lingam which has formed on its own. The cave has got many unique carvings and objects like the stone carvings resembles as snakes crawling, and some objects looks the the idols of the deities Lord Ganesha and Goddess Parvathi.
Apparently lord Shiva hide resided in this cave to hide from the demon Bhasmasur. This mysterious cave is wide ends at the entry and exit points while it narrow in the centre which resembles the shape of the lords Shiva’s Damroo (small two-headed drum, that Lord hold in his hand). The most fascinating feature of this cave is the natural Jal abishek is been offered to Lord Shiva. The water from the roof drips off over the Shiv ling offering Jal abhishek to the Lord. The locals and the legends says the Cave is full of mysteries.
When you are going for Yatra of Vaishno Devi make sure you visit this mysterious cave.
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