Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Vaishno Devi Temple - Pilgrimage Destintion of India

Vaishno Devi is one of the most famous pilgrimage destinations of Hindus in India. Located amidst the snow covered Himalayan peaks in Jammu, the holy shrine of Mata Vaishno is visited by hundreds of devotees from all over the world.  It is the wish of every devotee to have a of Maa Vaishno Devi darshan at least once in a life time.
Vaishno Devi Yatra Begins

The abode  of Mata Vaishno devi is on the holy cave of Trikuta hill in the state Jammu and Kashmir. This holy yatra begins from Katra almost covering the distance of 50 km from Jammu up to the temple. From Katra devotees have to cover about 13 kms on foot through cuts and curves of mountain peaks to reach the holy shrine.
Goddess Vaishno Devi Mata

It is the belief of Goddess Vaishno Devi devotees, that her follower will get a call from Ma to visit Vaishno Devi temple, if it is not Gods wish how much one tries, all will be in vain as he will not get darshan (sight of Ma Vaishno Devi ). People from all over the world visit the shrine, and covers this challenging yatra with full devotion, chanting Jai Mata di, Jai Shera Wali Mata. But at the end no devotee goes dishearten as Maa blesses everyone who come to her door steps for the darshan.

Maa Vaishno Devi Darshan

Vaishno Devi cave is about 30 meter long tunnel with a very height of one and a half meter. Devotees have to bow their head to pass this tunnel. After completing the long stretch at the end of the cave the three pindies (stone structures devoted to three forms of goddess mother - Mahakali, Mahalakshmi and Mahasarasvati) can be seen. Folk with full dedication enter the cave in small group for Vaishno devi darshan.
Achieving the Path of Salvation 
After Maa Vaishno Devis Darshan it is a feeling of completeness of cycle of Life. The satisfaction one achieves after sighting the holy figure has no substitute. Normally the newlywed couples or people whose wishes have come true, visit Vaishno Mandir.  After  the darshan devotees normally go to Ardh Kumari another pious spot at Vaishno Devi Shrine. 

How To Reach Vaishno Devi Shrine

Vaishno Devi Temple is well connected from rest of the country. It is  48 km away from Jammu airport and Jammu Tawi railhead.  Taxi and tourist buses are easily available to Katra for the temple  from where actually the yatra starts.
Vaishno Devi Tour Packages with India Travel

Vaishno Devi Tour ((Discount Available)
Duration : 3 Days / 2 Nights
Places Covered : Delhi - Jammu - Katra - Vaishno Devi - Delhi

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