In terms of popularity no pilgrimage site can match Vaishno Devi. Every year thousands of people throng to 'mata ka darbar' to plead for wish fulfillment.
Faith has moved mountains. From a cave shrine tucked away deep in the the Trikuta Mountains of Kashmir to a bustling religuous centre, the call of Mata Vaishno Devi has drawn and converted many a non-believer. Those who come as tourists leave as staunch followers singing her praises. This is the ultimate refuge of the helpless. The one place that answers your prayers. Where all dilemas are resolved. So come with faith - that's all that is asked of you.
Vaishno Devi Temple Detail :-
Ardh Kuwari is the halfway point, 4.5 km from Charan Paduka and 4,800 ft above sea level a 15-foot-long cave called Garbha Joon where the Goddess hid herself for nine months and showed herself to a saint. The cave is narrow, and you have to almost crawl all the way through it. When Bhairon entered the cave, the Goddess made a new opening with her trident and ran away.
Ban Ganga Temple
After the Goddess left the Bhumika Temple, she went to the Trikuta Hills passing through here. At this time, Langoor Vir (Veer Langur) felt thirsty. The Goddess shot an arrow into the stone and a holy river was produced, now known as Ban Ganga. It is called Ban Ganga because the Goddess washed her hair at this place. Most pilgrims take bath here. Ban Ganga is about 3 km from Katra.
Charan Paduka Temple
This is where the Goddess stopped for some time while Bhairon was chasing her. Her footprints are supposed to be visible on a stone at this place. Charan Paduka means “holy footprints”. It is about 1.5 km from Ban Ganga at 3,380 feet.
"Jai Mata Di"