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Vaishno Devi Temple, J & K

Vaishno Devi, also known as Mata Rani, Trikuta and Vaishnavi, is the incarnation of Goddess Mahalakshmi. The words "maa" and "mata" are commonly used in India for "mother", and thus are often used in connection with Vaishno Devi.

The Holy Cave of the Mother is situated at an altitude of 5200 ft.These Darshans are in the shape of three natural rock formations called the Pindies. There are no statues or idols inside the Cave.

Vaishno Devi Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the Hindu Goddess, located at the Trikuta Mountains within the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. More than 10 million pilgrims visit this shrine every year.
It is believed that at some point of time each one of these 33 koti (type) deities have worshipped Goddess Vaishno Mata, and left their symbolic marks inside.

Vaishno Devi Temple, The town of Katra in Jammu and Kashmir is the base point of the 13 km trek to the Holy Cave, where an elaborate Bhawan exists taking care of every possible need of the devotee.

Katra is approx 50 km from Jammu and can be reached by road in less than two hours.The Indian Railways have introduced Sree Shakti train that runs from Delhi.

The Board continues to reinvest the offerings and donations received in carrying out improvements in various kinds of Yatri facilities.

This is one of the Shakti Peetas of Godess.
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