Vaishno Devi Temple, Jammu and Kashmir

    
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Located in the picturesque Trikuta hills, 13 kms from the town of Katra in the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir, the Vaishno Devi Temple is a revered shrine dedicated to the Hindu Goddess Durga. Also known as Mata Rani, Vaishnavi, and Trikuta, the temple attracts millions of devotees from around the world. It is believed that the goddess herself calls the devotees to seek her blessings at this holy site. The darshan of Maa Vaishno Devi in the sacred cave is in the form of three naturally formed rocks, representing the three forms of the goddess. The pilgrimage to the temple, which begins at the base camp in Katra, offers various routes and modes of transport, including mules, palkis, and pitthoos. The journey is a test of devotion and endurance, taking around 5-8 hours to climb and 3-6 hours to descend, with several noteworthy sites enroute such as Ardhkuwari and Charan Paduka temple.

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Why is Vaishno Devi Temple a must-visit destination?
The temple, believed to be the abode of Goddess Vaishno Devi, attracts millions of devotees from around the world who seek her blessings at this sacred site.
How far is Vaishno Devi Temple from Katra and where is it located?
The Vaishno Devi Temple is located in the picturesque Trikuta hills, 13 kms from the town of Katra in the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
Who is the Vaishno Devi Temple dedicated to?
The Vaishno Devi Temple is a revered shrine dedicated to the Hindu Goddess Durga, also known as Mata Rani, Vaishnavi, and Trikuta.
How long does it take to climb to the Vaishno Devi Temple?
The journey to the temple typically takes around 5-8 hours to climb and 3-6 hours to descend, offering various routes and modes of transport like mules, palkis, and pitthoos.
What are some noteworthy sites enroute to Vaishno Devi Temple?
Along the pilgrimage route, you will encounter significant sites such as Ardhkuwari and Charan Paduka temple.

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