Vaishnoo Devi Darshan
HOLY SHRINE SHRI MATA VAISHNO DEVI JI
Mata Vaishno Devi Temple is the most-sought after pilgrimage of the Hindus. Located at Trikoot Parvat, Mata Vaishno Mandir is the holiest shrine of India and it is famous all over the World. The temple is accessible by a journey of 13 kms from Katra. Katra is a small town that falls in Udhampur district of Jammu. From Jammu, Katra lies at a distance of 50 kms. In the northern part of India, many rail-services are available to reach Jammu.
Vaishno Devi Shrine is placed at an altitude of 5200 feet above sea level. Vaishno Devi is the second most-visited shrines of India, first being the Balaji Temple at Tirupati. The temple is managed and maintained by Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board. Vaishno Devi is regarded as the incarnation of Durga (Shakti). Every year, millions of pilgrims visit the holy shrine of Vaishno Devi. There is a legend behind the establishment of this temple.
Legend of Vaishno Devi
According to the legends, Vaishno Devi took birth around 700 years ago. The girl was a true devotee of Lord Rama (an incarnation of Lord Vishnu) and swore to remain celibate throughout her life. In those times, Bhairon Nath learned about the powers of the Goddess. Being a tantrik, he tried to capture the girl with powers. With his tantric (black-magic) powers, he saw the girl going towards Trikoot Mountain.
Unaware about the Goddess, Bhairon Nath started to chase the girl. The Goddess ran to save herself, when she felt thirsty, she shot an arrow in the ground and the water gushed out. Ever since, the gush is flowing ceaselessly and is known as Ban Ganga. Till date, the imprints of her feet are marked on the banks of Ban Ganga and known as 'Charan Paduka'. After this incident, the Goddess went into a cave at Ardhkuari for meditation.
Bhairon Nath took around nine months to find this cave. The meditation was disturbed when Bhairon came at the cave and the Goddess made on opening at the other end of the cave with her trident. From that time, this cave came to be known as 'Garbha Joon'. The Goddess ran further on the hill and when Bhairon tried to kill Vaishno Devi, she emerged in the form of Maha Kali. She cut off Bhairon Nath's head, which flung up the mountain by the force of the blow.
Today, Bhairon Temple is standing on the place where once his head was knocked down. The area is known as Bhairon Ghati and it is at a distance of 2.5 kms from the holy cave. In the last moments, Bhairav Nath beseeched the Goddess for forgiveness. Vaishno Devi knew that the objective behind the attack was to attain salvation. The Goddess liberated Bhairon from the cycle of life and death.
Amritsar – Dharamshala – Dalhousie – Katra.
|Tour Highlights :||♦ Golden Temple, Wagha Border, Dalai Lama Temple, Mini Switzerland-“Khajjiar” Vaishno Devi Temple, Shiv Khori.|
♦Day 1 ♦ Amritsar
Arrive at Amritsar visit Golden Temple and evening Wagha border O/N Hotel.
♦Day 2 ♦ Amritsar to Dharamshala
After breakfast checkout from hotel and drive to Dharamshala O/N Hotel.
♦Day 3 ♦ Dharamshala
Dharamshala is a hill-station lying on the spur of the Dhauladhar Mountains about 18 kms north-east of Kangra, in the State of Himachal Pradesh and overlooks a wide spread of plains. It is known for its scenic beauty set amidst high pine and oak trees. Dharamshala altitude varies between 4400 ft. and 6560 ft. Since 1960, when it became the temporary headquarters of His Holiness The Dalai Lama, Dharamshala has risen to international repute as “The Little Lhasa in India”. Covering a wide area in the form of a twin settlement, Lower Dharamshala (1380 m) is a busy commercial center, while Upper Dharamshala (1830 m) with the suburbs of McLeodganj retains a British flavor and colonial lifestyle. There is also a large Tibetan community in exile, who has made this their home, living mostly in McLeodganj. O/N Hotel.
♦Day 4 ♦ Dharamshala to Dalhousie
After Breakfast drive from Dharamshala towards Dalhousie. Reach Dalhousie in the evening. O/N Hotel.
♦Day 5 ♦ Dalhousie
Dalhousie has been named after the British Governor - General of the l9th century, Lord Dalhousie. Surrounded by varied vegetation - pines, dodders, oaks and flowering rhododendron. Local sightseeing of Dalhousie includes visit to Panchpulla, Subhash Baoli and excursion to Khajjiar 24 km from Dalhousie surrounded by thick Deodar forest. Drive from Dalhousie to Khajjiar is awesome. O/N Hotel.
♦Day 6 ♦ Dalhousie to Katra
Drive early morning from Dalhousie to Katra a distance of around 186 km and 8 hours drive. Reach Katra by evening and rest of the time at leisure. O/N Hotel.
♦Day 7 ♦ Katra
Early morning start your journey from hotel to Mata Vaishno Devi for Darshan. O/N Back in Hotel.
♦Day 8 ♦ Katra to Jammu
After breakfast checkout from hotel and drive to Jammu Railway Station or Airport Drop.
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