Mata Vaishno Devi Temple, Vaishno Devi
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Mata Vaishno Devi Temple

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    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 6.00 AM - 8.00 PM , Saturday: 6.00 AM - 8.00 PM , Sunday: 6.00 AM - 8.00 PM , Public Holidays: 6.00 AM - 8.00 PM

Mata Vaishno Devi Temple is one of the holiest pilgrimage sites for Hindus, which is positioned at an elevation of 5,200 ft in the Katra district. The shrine is a cave temple, dedicated to Goddess Shakti in the form of three natural rock formations, called the Pindis that represent the three goddesses. These are Goddess Lakshmi, Goddess Kali and Goddess Saraswati and are positioned at a distance of 91 ft inside the cave.

The temple is located on Trikuta, a three-peaked mountain that is around 12 km from the base of the mountain. It is believed that the temple is nearly a million year old. The holy cave of Vaishno Devi is 98 ft long and has symbols of various Gods and Goddesses of Hindu mythology.

On the mouth of the cave, there is a rock symbol of Vakratunda Ganesha. Along with the Ganesha symbol, the symbols of Surabaya Dec and Chandler Dec are also carved in the temple.

According to the legend, Bhairav Nath, an evil was beheaded by the Goddess at the entry point to the holy cave. The rock formations along with sites of Dhaka and Laundry Beer are the chief attractions of the cave.

 

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  • Best Time:  During Sunrise
  • Length of visit:  More than 3hrs
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Hitesh Goel
  • Hitesh Goel
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 4 Reviews

"Beautiful Temple with Proper Management" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Management near and inside temple was so good. Queue system for Mata Rani Darshan and the Environment just outside Darbar was so pleasant.
Shrine Board is so well developed and making things available at such cheap rates and quality of food provided was just awesome.
I would recommend my friends to plan their journey in such a way that they reach Darbar at night so that they can enjoy the sight at Bhairo Mandir in early morning.
Don't forget to carry some woolen clothes or full sleeves shirts or something like that because no matter whenever you visit, you will find little bit cold temperature and if you are lucky you can experience Rain at Darbar.
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Saurabh Mishra
  • Saurabh Mishra
  • Lives in New Delhi
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  • 2 Reviews

"A perfect pilgrimage place to visit with family"

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted Oct 11, 2014
A fun journey approx 14 km, takes 8-10 hours to reach temple. You may get rickshaws from Ardh Kumari to cover half journey, CCD available and food court by shrine board serves quality food. People will motivate you if you get tired!!! Avoid visiting in peak season.
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Arpit
  • Arpit
  • Highlander
  • 7 Reviews

"Confirm the weather before visit"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted Sep 29, 2014
It was quite romantic to have raining there while our visit to Vaishno Devi. We walked to the holy temple in the rains. I would suggest all to confirm the weather reports beforehand. There was snowfall at the peak in February.
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Gopal
  • Gopal
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 3 Reviews

"Tough climbing the hill"

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted Sep 23, 2014
Tough climb but once in a lifetime journey but sadly not enough time is given to see the shrine heavily congested. Pony Hawkers are here and there is no Gondola, which can reduce the stress upto 90%. Helicopters are there but one has to get them booked 1 month earlier else last minute rush is a HORROR. Climbing by foot is a BAD idea by horse/pony is horrible. Its a sincere advise to everyone to make advance booking of helicopters before going to the spot.
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Sathish
  • Sathish
  • 2 Reviews

"A blissful Experience"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted Sep 20, 2014
Vaishno Devi Temple is located in northern most state - Jammu and Kashmir. Now the trains are available until Katra, from where the Vaishno Devi Yatra begins. From Katra to the Temple, you can go on foot or by ponies, or palkies or helicopter. The booking of helicopter has to be made online well in advance. The track from Katra to the temple is well maintained and well illuminated. Majority of the devotees prefer going on foot, start their journey in the late evenings, and reach the Bhawan by 11 to 12 in the night. Throughout the track, you get enough outlets for eating and water / soft drinks etc. The charges too are quite reasonable since the management has been taken over by Vaishno Devi Shrine Board. After a rest of 2-3 hours, devotees take bath in the holy water and visit the temple in early morning hours. The Darshan and Maa Vaishno Devi, though momentous, are so blissful and full of blessings that everyone feels like coming repeatedly. The management by Vaishno Devi Shrine Board is excellent.
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Pournima K
  • Pournima K
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 5 Reviews

"Cloudy and mistful weather"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted Sep 18, 2014
Beyond words, weather was cloudy, mountains were misty, and within 20 min, we were inside the Goofa. Our tour manager had told us to focus not on the Chhatri but three deities beneath once you go inside. Carry extra pair of socks, as they may get wet during the trek.
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Sujal Rai
  • Sujal Rai
  • 1 Review

"Best place to go over mountain for Vaishno Devi Temple"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted Aug 19, 2014
The is 14 km away from Katra in Jammu. There are many facilities to go over there by horse riding or by helicopter. The view of the place is very good.
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Hritik Bhalla
  • Hritik Bhalla
  • Lives in Patna
  • 3 Reviews

"Mind blowing jouney"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted Aug 14, 2014
I experienced many things on the way to Mata Vaishno Devi temple. The scenic beauty was outstanding. The sight of the mountains was so soothing. The lights of the temple, from a distance, the small shops here and there, it was simply great. It is advisable to carry a small bag, along.
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Rita Angrish
  • Rita Angrish
  • 8 Reviews

"Excellent security"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted Aug 10, 2014
It is a spiritual place where all your wishes come true and you feel yourself close to goddess. Priests are so nice that they tell you everything about the temple and security is also excellent.
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Abhinav Bahiya
  • Abhinav Bahiya
  • Lives in Chandigarh
  • 2 Reviews

"Good spiritual place to spend time"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted Jul 24, 2014
Awesome experience ever. Must travel 28 kilometer from Katra. Helicopter, horses ride was available. The shopping centers are fabulous. Good spiritual place to spend time.
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