Vaishno Devi is a temple of Mata rani it is the second most famous place known pilgrimage place. Mata rani cave is situated in the trikuta hills in Katra, Jammu & Kashmir. It is a very well-known pilgrimage place where it is said that for peace it is the best thing to happen in people's life. One of the tirtha place known.
This religious place is considered the most important shaktipeeth as it is believed, here the skull of the goddess Sati fell. There it has some structure which is very known and believable for everyone. At Mata Vaishno Devi cave, the goddess is in the form of a five and a half feet tall rock which has three heads or the pindies on Mata Devi Vaishno Devi pilgrimage, devotees make traditional offerings to Mata of Chunari, saree, dry fruits, silver or gold ornaments, Cholas, flowers, etc.
This place is surrounded by mountains which make it more beautiful and peaceful for us, it has a big route to travel but that is what it makes more interesting and the belief said that travelling by yourself without any convinces make it more interesting and positive phase also. There are many things to see and believe.
1. Vaishno Devi mandir
A place with a lot of positivity and one of the known pilgrimage places in India. It has a big route to travel. It is open the whole time, but the main parties have sometimes one in the morning and evening which is the most crowded place and time too during parties. It has a big route to travel but convinces are also provided there which is upon you. You will find horse riding, jeeps, and helipads are also there mostly VIP travel at that time.
Katra is a small town that has the base for the Vaishno Devi which is known as the Katra Vaishno Devi. Before visiting Vaishno Devi, it is the place where you arrive first and take the vehicle for Vaishno Devi. It is in the Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir. One more temple is also there with Vaishno Devi where people visit. Katra is a small town near Reasi Town in Resai district in the union territory of Jammu & Kashmir, India situated in the foothills of the Trikuta Mountains, where the holy shrine of Vaishno Devi is located. It is located. It is located 42km from the city of Jammu.
The Ardhkuwari cave is one of the few pits stops on your way to pay respects to the Vaishno Devi shrine in Jammu & Kashmir. The cave is located almost half an hour away on the hike to the Mata Vaishno Devi Temple. According to history Mata rani took the shelter there while meditating for nine months. It is believed that Durga hid from bhairvanath for close to nine months in this cave and that when he finally found her, Vaishno Devi made a new opening to the cave with her trident.
4. Bhairavnath temple Vaishno Devi
Every journey has it is one more special visit without which journey is incomplete same is with Vaishno devo when you go there bhairavnath temple is the same that place without visiting their whole journey is incomplete. The cave temple of bhairavnath mandir is so important and precious because it is said that baba bhairavnath has taken his last breaths in that cave.
If we recall the history of this temple, it is said that maa Vaishno Devi killed bhairavnath in that cave and his last moments he apologised for his mistake so she apologised her and after that this cave got so positive area where people come and visit for Mata rani and bhairavnath darshan, because of which Mata rani said that journey will be incomplete in this pilgrimage Vaishno Devi. This temple will always be the speciality of Mata rani temple all we need to travel there by walking or horse riding and many other types of vehicles.
5. Vaishno Devi by helicopter
Nowadays where everything is getting so developed our pilgrimage places are also getting reconstructed and developed for our tourists with many different and luxury services. One of the services from one of them is helicopter service through which people can enjoy relaxing and with a pleasant view, they can enjoy their journey.
A helipad is constructed there for helicopter landing and people with the convenient trip can do their darshan in the temple. This journey starts from Katra and lands up directly to the darshans. The cost of a helicopter journey is according to the category’s adults INR 1730 per person, a two-way ticket from Katra INR 3460, and children below the age of 2 years are free but they are taken on the lap of the adult. Valid ID proofs are required in age-related disputes. This journey starts from Katra to Sanjichaat.
6. Dera Baba Banda
It is 300 years old Gurudwara and a major important pilgrimage for Sikhs. I am an honourable place where the housing of ashes of Baba Banda Bahadur who was the commanding officer of Guru Gobind sahib army. The gurudwara people house and protect his swords and his arrows which were used by him while doing the war. Being one of the important religious centres in Kashmir, the gurudwara Dere Baba Banda attracts a vast number of pilgrims, especially during the three-day Vaisakhi Mela. The architecture of the Gurudwara is stunning with the interior walls glinting in the textures of golden shade.
7. Vaishno Devi Yatra
Vaishno Devi is the temple where all the pindies (the 3 pindies) are kept there, a very believable and a sign of Mata rani, those pindies are part of her own body. Which were distributed to many unusual places when she finished herself. These pindies are very believable because they have good power. It is the most important pilgrimage in Indian holy books.
It is the cave that is extremely popular with Mata rani because in that cave she has done meditation for many days which makes it purer. These pindies manifest the three forms of the goddess as Maha Kali, Maha Saraswathi, and Maha Lakshmi. The trek of Vaishno Devi from Katra can be undertaken on a pony, pit hood, palki, or foot. We can discuss routes also that we should take: Katra- Banganga- charan Paduka- Ardhkuwari- Himkoti- Sanjichat- Bhawan- Bhairon Ghati
8. Patni top
Patni Top is another mesmerising hill station that is located about 6640 feet above sea level and one can easily access it through the Jammu Srinagar Highway. The route to the hill station is beautiful and is lined with pine and cedar trees. The initial hill station where snowfall can be seen in the winters in Jammu and hence even the locals from the rest of the Jammu come here during the winters.
The valley is a treat for tired souls, and one instantly becomes aware of the beauty of nature. The air is fresh and the surroundings so pleasant and you will instantly love the peace there because mountains are meant to give peace. One can reach this beautiful destination by taking the train from Udhampur railway station which is only 24km from Pinetop and taking a cab rest of the way. It is an immensely popular hill station near Katra.
9. Vaishno Devi temple
It is the holiest place in India people from different worldwide come to see this place which is a very peaceful pilgrimage place. This is the main holiest place where every Indian would like to come once in their life this place can be travelled through many mediums it is surrounded by mountains, which make it more beautiful originally. After seeing that beauty from your naked eyes the effects of the mountains make it more beautiful and walking also makes this scene look more beautiful.
Vaishno Devi is a beautiful place, and its beauty is something very pretty that every person should once come in their life to visit that holy place. This place is all about positivity and peace which everyone would like to visit. This place tells many stories of Mata rani who is known as the mother of all powers and the most powerful Devi of all things. This place will give you inner peace and a heart full of positivity. You will never get disappointed in this place all your wishes somewhere will come true and definitely; this journey will be always memorable. The popularity of this destination has subsequently resulted in pilgrimage not only coming for their pilgrimage but also as a tourist to explore the places around Vaishno Devi.
How to Reach Vaishno Devi?
Everyone should visit this place and travelling become easier by train till Katra and then from there you can continue with jeep all living hotels and ashrams are there to stay. Place where that walking journey starts all hotels and ashrams are situated there only all convenience are there