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Vaishnodevi Temple

The Vaishnodevi Temple is an important Hindu temple dedicated to Vaishnodevi located in Katra at the Trikata Maintain within India.

Aa well as the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir.  Temple is one of the 108 shakti Peethas dedicated to Durga. This was worshipped as Vaushnodevi.

History Of

Vaishnodevi Temple:

Vaishnodevi Temple, thus at a height of 1,584.96 m (5,200 ft),  is 12 km from Karta on Trikuta hill. It is about 61 km from Jammu city.

A geological study of the Holy Cave has indicated its age to be nearly a million years. There is also a mention of the Trikuta hill in Rigveda,  the place where the temple is located.

The Mahabharata, which gives the account of the Pandavas and the Kurukshetra War, thus does mention the worship of the goddess Vaishno Devi.

Before the Kurukshetra War Arjuna is said to have worshipped Devi on the advice of Lord Krishna for blessings. Pleased by his devotion, but Mother Goddess appeared in front of him in the form of Vaishno Devi.

When the goddess appeared, Arjuna started praising her with a stotra, in which a Shloka goes by saying ‘ Jambookatak Chityaishu Nityam Sannihitalaye ’, which means ‘you who always dwell in the temple on the slope.

The mountain in Jambhu’ — probably referring to the present day Jammu. Former Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Jagmohan says, “.

Mata Vaishno Devi shrine is an ancient one whose antiquity is pre-Mahabharathan, Lord Krishna is believed to have advised Arjuna to go up in the hills of ‘Jambhu’ and seek the blessings of Vaishno Devi before taking up arms on the battlefield. ‘Jambhu’ is identified with present-day Jammu.

Arjuna while worshipping Vaishno Devi, calls Her, the highest Yogin who is free from decrepitude and decay, who is the Mother of the Vedas and the Science of Vedanta and who is the giver of Victory and personification of victory itself”.

Vaishnodevi Temple:

Vaishnodevi Temple has the principal aspect of Durga. This is Hindus consider Vaishnodevi as well as an incarnation of Kali, thus Saraswati and Lakshmi.

The temple is governed by the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB). This was Chaired by the Government of Jammu and Kashmir in August 1986.