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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Shiva Goyal

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  • Shiva Goyal
  • 1 Review
  •  51 readers

"Awesome place with peace" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
You will feel at peace reaching there, it is the best place to visit. It feels like awesome after climbing for 3-6 hrs and reaching at the top. It gives yourself peace in mind. And makes your journey successful.
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Sunita Wadia

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  • Sunita Wadia
  • 1 Review
  •  153 readers

"Soothing and relaxing place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
You got to visit this place once in your lifetime, awesome mountain view while you climb towards the temple. Very soothing and relaxing once you reach top of the mountain.
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Lalit Shukla

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  • Lalit Shukla
  • Lives in Gwalior
  • 1 Review
  •  206 readers

"Lovely and holistic place for me"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
I have visited the following place, it's nice and holistic for me and my family. I was visiting this place with my family and my sister or her family. It has great experience for me and give some sweet and bitter experience. Not say bitter but some bad memories to the bad weather but the arrangements of that place management committee is very good.
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Gampeshwar Sahu

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  • Gampeshwar Sahu
  • Lives in Pune
  • 2 Reviews
  •  482 readers

"Seriously awesome"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
I went Vaishno Devi in summer and seriously it was awesome you do not get the feel of summer. There I had Rajma Chawal with a sweet halwa and I really enjoyed it. From bottom to top of the hill you will get everything you need that too in very reasonable rate. Taste of tea you will never forget. Overall my journey was very nice. It is a full hilly and green area.

Advice : In Summer days try to start around 3-4 pm evening.
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Nag

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  • Nag
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews
  •  330 readers

"A very scared place"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
The temple is a very sacred place. The process of darshan is very nice and systematic. One can take bath in the holy water. Everyone receives a silver coin of Mata (even if you don't buy prasad).
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Shubhanshu Saxena

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  • Shubhanshu Saxena
  • Lives in Rawatbhata
  • 1 Review
  •  229 readers

"Just awesome temple"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Best place I have ever seen. Near the temple, the scene around us was awesome but with a lot of crowd. It was a Rainy day in June. I think the best month to visit Vaishno Devi is June-July.
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Raushan Sinha

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  • Raushan Sinha
  • 23 Reviews
  •  1000 readers

"Peaceful experience ant atmosphere"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Best religious place to visit with family as well as friends. Most peaceful atmosphere, location was real heaven. Every second was memorable and adventurous. It takes too much time to reach the temple, tough task but the feeling was very energetic. There was stairs also to reach the temple. Very peaceful place to visit. There was many hotel in the way to temple. Food was good at good rate. Rate was slightly high than their original rates. I used to visit every year. Place was clean and very beautiful. Everyone should visit Vaishno Devi temple. I went there with my family. My overall experience was great.
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Gaurav Gupta

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  • Gaurav Gupta
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 15 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  1016 readers

"Experience of Satisfaction"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
After visiting temple. I feel lots of satisfaction and better. It's an amazing feeling in my life. I have worshiped for my good life and for my family.
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Pankaj Gupta

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  • Pankaj Gupta
  • Lives in Udhampur
  • 3 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  352 readers

"Good place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Oct 19, 2015
Good place for a trip. Mostly travelling time is in the evening and view will be awesome. Temperature is less even in summers. Track for journey is good which ease the difficult journey. Each and every kind of facility is available in this route.
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Dinesh Sharma

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  • Dinesh Sharma
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 4 Reviews
  •  661 readers

"Not worth of seeing the Evening Aarti"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Oct 11, 2015
I personally felt that the Aarti in the evening for over 2 hours is not worth when there is a lot of rush waiting in the queues. Above all, the pandit is not clearly understood on what he speaks (clarity of voice), and that too on the National TV. The Aarti should not be more than 30 minutes. The satsang etc with songs are not required. Again, my personal opinion.
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