Shri Mata Vaishno Devi, also known as Mata Rani, Trikuta, and Vaishnavi, is a form of a Hindu goddess. The terms “mother” and “mother” are commonly used in India for mothers and thus are often used in relation to Vaishno Devi. Goddess Vaishnavi is the incarnation of Goddess Mahalakshmi.
Vaishno Devi Temple is a Hindu temple located in Katra on the Trikuta mountain within the territory in the Indian Union of Jammu and Kashmir.
According to Hinduism, in the Treta Yuga, when the earth was beset by the tyranny and tyrannical rule of the wicked, Goddess Vaishnavi was created when Gauri, Lakshmi and Saraswati combined their energies to rid the earth of impending doom. Had decided. After destroying the demons that were becoming a burden on Mother Earth, Goddess Vaishnavi was requested to dwell on Earth, so that she would always keep away all evil. He chose to incarnate as a human named Vaishnavi.
As a child, Vaishnavi was immersed in devotional service to Lord Vishnu, a habit he carried well into his adulthood. When she was of marriageable age, she left home to do intense penance to please and win Lord Vishnu as her husband. Years passed, and as an answer to her prayers, Lord Vishnu appeared to her as Lord Rama. He finds out that she was already married and was searching for his wife, Sita, who was abducted by the demon king Ravana of Lanka.
Seeing his devotee distraught, Rama promised him that he would return to her one day, and if he recognized her, he could marry her. Rama proceeded to save Sita and become the king of Ayodhya while all the Vaishnavi,s were awaiting his return. One such day, he was approached by an old man who asked Sundar Vaishnavi to become his wife. She, however, declined his offer, considering it undesirable for her age and looks. She failed to recognize the old man who was none other than Lord Rama, who had come to fulfill his promise. However, the harsh penance of the goddess could remain incomplete, so Lord Rama granted her the boon that in the 10th incarnation of Lord Kalki during the Kali-yuga, he would marry her and asked her to wait till her 10th avatar on Trikuta. Mountain. He even gave him a bow and two quails and a troop of his apes.
Rama gave up, and Vaishnavi spent years meditating, moving from one place to another, solving everyone’s troubles with his accomplishments. This jeopardized the popularity of a local tantric who sent his disciple Bhairo Nath to find out more about him. But Bhairo Nath was stunned by his beauty and stung him with lust wherever he went.
To avoid his unwanted attention, Vaishnavi enters a cave and continues her meditation there, for nine months, when a child remains in her mother’s womb. When Bhairo Nath discovered his hiding place and attempted to hunt him again, with the intention of forcing himself upon it, Vaishnavi appeared as ten armed goddesses, carrying various weapons in the dark color of Kali. Holding, wearing different head garlands, she appeared as Mahakali. He beheaded Bhairo Nath.
After parting his head, Bhairo Nath realizes his mistake and apologizes to him. Her head had fallen far away from her body, but the merciful goddess Vaishno Devi promised her that she would be displaced there forever and that he would be her guardian form. Vaishno Devi renounced her wrath and returned as Vaishnavi, and reestablished her cave, where she took the form of three rocks and resides there to this day. Each rock represents Saraswati, Mahalakshmi, and Mahakali. This pilgrimage place is affectionately called ‘Vaishno Devi’, where millions of devotees visit every year.
For the first time, Vaishno Devi is going, read here the essential things related to travel
The journey to the Mata Vaishno Devi Temple is considered to be one of the most sacred and difficult pilgrimages of the country and it is because of this that the court of Mata is in a cave in the hills of Trikuta in Jammu and Kashmir where it is 12 kilometers to reach. Has to climb hard.
If you are going for the Vaishno Devi Yatra for the first time, then go through all the information related to it so that you do not have any problem in the journey. Here we give you all the necessary information related to Vaishno Devi Yatra. Let’s call, Mata has called … This raga has been repeated for centuries by people who go on a journey to Vaishno Devi, one of the most difficult spiritual journeys of the country. The devotees who believe in Hinduism around the world have a different faith in the Mata Vaishno Devi temple. The journey to the Mata Vaishno Devi Temple is considered to be one of the most sacred and difficult pilgrimage in the country and it is due to this that the court of Mata is in a cave on the Trikut mountain in Jammu and Kashmir where it is 13 kilometers to reach. Have to climb hard.
Hiking or chopper
Vaishno Devi shrine is situated at an altitude of 5 thousand 300 feet above sea level and from base camp Katra one has to climb about 13 kilometers to reach the court of Mother, also known as Bhawan. It is not necessary to climb on foot to reach the temple of Mata Vaishno Devi. If you want, you can also ride horse, mule, pittu or sedan, which are easily available from Katra to Bhavan. Apart from this, regular chopper service also exists between Katra and Sanjhi terrace. From the common terrace, you have to travel only 2.5 km.
Despite this difficult journey, every year about 1 crore devotees reach to see Goddess Vaishno Devi. How long it will take to complete the journey depends on the weather, crowd and your speed. By the way, in the last several years, many facilities have been added to the journey of Vaishno Devi and the journey has become easier. The mountain has been cut into a plane path. During the climb, there are arrangements for sheds, vegetarian food, water for rest all the way which goes on round the clock.
Katra is Vaishno Devi’s base camp
Katra, a small town in Jammu, serves as the base camp of Vaishno Devi, 50 km from Jammu. Before starting the journey, it is necessary to register, because on the basis of the registration slip, one gets the chance to see in the temple. There are several points between the building from Katra which include Banganga, Charpaduka, Indraprastha, Ardhakuvanari, Garbhajoon, Himkoti, Sanjhi Chhatra, and Bhairo Temple but the mid-point of the journey is Ardhkunvari. There is also a temple of Mata here, where people stop and travel for 6 kilometers after visiting Mata. However, on May 19, 2018, a new route between Banganga to Ardhkunwari has been inaugurated to reduce the crowd of devotees on the existing 6 km route.
When should we go to Vaishno Devi?
Though Vaishno Devi’s yatra is open throughout the year and can be visited anytime here due to the peak season between summer May to June and Navaratri (March to April and September to October), there is a huge rush of devotees. is. Apart from this, one should avoid traveling in the rainy season in July-August as slippery on the itinerary makes it difficult to climb. Apart from this, it is extremely cold from December to January.
How to reach Vaishno Devi?
Airways- Ranibagh Airport of Jammu is the nearest airport to Vaishno Devi. Katra, the base camp of Vaishno Devi can be reached by road from Jammu, which is about 50 kilometers. Bus and taxi service is easily available from Jammu to Katra.
Rail route- The nearest railway stations are Jammu and Katra. Jammu is connected to major cities across the country via rail route. Apart from this, Katra, the base camp of Vaishno Devi has also become a railway station. Sri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra railway station is located on the Jammu-Udhampur rail route, which was started in the year 2014. Apart from Delhi, many other cities also have direct trains to here. If you want, you can come directly to Katra by train and then you can start the trek from here to Mata’s court.
Road- Jammu is also connected to various parts of the country via road and Katra can be reached by road via Jammu and then climbing the hills of Trikuta.
Keep these things together
Base camp Katra is at an altitude of 2 thousand 500 feet above sea level, while Vaishno Devi’s temple is at a height of 5 thousand 200 feet above sea level, so there is a considerable difference in the temperature of both these places. If traveling in monsoon, then carry a raincoat or umbrella with you. Don’t forget to carry lots of woolen clothes, jackets, hats, and gloves in the winter season. However, blankets are also found on the way during the journey. Wear comfortable shoes during climbing. Apart from this, you can keep warm clothes with you in the summer season, because if you reach the building above, if the weather changes, it can get cold.
She is called by many names.
- Trikuta – The goddess who lives on the mountain Trikuta, and that is why she is also called Pahadavali (the mountain goddess).
- Jyotwali – Goddess who shines like an oil lamp and spreads light everywhere.
- Sherawali – the goddess who rides a lion (the form when she appeared by beheading Bhairo Nath.
- Mata Rani / Jagat Janani –
- Mother of the Universe.
- Meherwali – Kind Goddess.
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