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The geographical study of Shrine Vaishno Devi temple and Vaishno devi History, katra People, katra Culture, Katra festivals are referred to as million years. The Mountain Trikuta is mentioned in the Rig Veda being the oldest amongst the four Vedas. In the Puranic period the practice of worshipping Mother Goddess is believed to be started.
The first mention about the Shrine Vaishno Devi is in the epic Mahabharata where Sri Krishna advices Pandavas to mediate upon the Vaishno mata Temple and seek her blessings to win the battles against Kauravas. Arjuna addresses the Vaishno mata Temple as Jambookatak Chityaishu Nityam Sannihitalaye which the meaning of the same is the one who always dwell in the temple on the slope of the mountain in Jamboo. Today it is referred to as Jammu. It is believed that Pandavas where the ones who built the temples at Kol Kandoli and Bhawan in gratitude and reverence to Katra temple. There are five stones structures in the holy cave in a mountain adjacent to the Trikuta Mountain believed to be the five pandavas rock symbols. There's another reference to this historical figure Guru Gobind Singh who visited the place via Purmandal. The Shrine Vaishno Devi is believed to be Holiest of all the Shakipeeths (the abode of the eternal energy of Mother Goddess is resided) since the skull of Mata Sati fell here. Some Katra People believe that her right arm fell here. But few scriptures disagree to these and they say that the right arm of the Mata Sati fell in Gandarbal in Kashmir. But one does find the remains of a human hand, popularly known as Varad Hast the hand that grants boons and blessings in this holy cave of Shrine Vaishno devi temple can be reach by Helicopter to Vaishno Devi and stay at Vaishno Devi Hotels.
It is believed that many years ago a man named Sridhar dreamt about the cave Vaishno mata temple and he discovered the cave in Katra and was a devotee of Mata Vaishno Devi. Sridhar was childless and worshipped little girls. Mata appeared in his dreams and revealed to him about the cave shrine Vaishno devi. Sridhar worshipped at the cave vaishno mata temple. He was blessed with Four sons and since then his descendants worship at the Shrine vaishno devi as pandits. The yatra of Vaishno Mata temple is not complete unless pilgrims visit Bhairon Ka Mandir and it is 2.6 Km away from the Vaishno Mata temple.
Popular belief holds that anybody who walks the trail to the goddess Vaishno Mata temple rarely returns disappointed. Faith can move mountains; this faith towards the goddesses brings millions of yatris to this place. Katra Hotels or Hotels Katra helps visit places that provide pilgrims with solace, calmness to body, mind, and soul. Hotels at Katra, Katra Culture, katra festivals brings spiritual experience alive in the hearts of every devotee, it is a truly enchanting warm experience altogether. Hotels at Katra like Katra Hotels Asia vaishno devi katra helps you to experience the divine energy of Vaishno Mata temple with the services like Helicopter to Vaishno Devi they provide to the guests.