The Hindus believe that the gods and goddesses live in the hearts and it is easy to find them in case there is a true faith. To make gods and goddesses happy, Hindus participate in the fairs and festivals and they also get the blessing of the divine by doing this. To pay the tribute to the gods and goddesses, the Hindus keep the fasts and they visit the places of importance like the shrine of goddess Vaishno Devi located in the Trikuta hills of Katra. It is considered to be one of the holiest shrine of the Hindus and many of them visit this shrine once in life.
The shrine of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi is located in the Trikuta hills of Jammu and Kashmir. This shrine is exactly located in Katra in the district Reasi of Jammu and Kashmir. The cave temple in the shrine is dedicated to goddess Shakti also called by many names like the Vaishnavi or Mata Rani. It is considered one of the most values religious places on the face of mother India and there is a clear belief that the goddess mother fulfils all the wishes of the individual if he approaches the shrine with the greatest devotion and in a righteous manner. This temple is located at an altitude of 5000 ft above the sea level and you have to cover a distance of 14 km on foot at an altitude of 5000 ft above the sea level and you have to cover a distance of 14 km on foot before you reach the temple. You can have the Vaishno Devi tour through some travel experts. It will cover all your amenities in the way.
You have a mythology behind the temple popularity. Bhairav Nath was a selfish saint who wanted to kill the goddess for the purpose of salvation. To escape from him, she shot the arrow and this resulted in the formation of river called Banganga. It is believed that the river bath cleanses the sins of the person. She took shelter in the cave and finally got power to kill the rude Bhairav. Mata got victory and cut his skull. It fell at a distance of 2.5 km from the shrine. Bhairav pleaded for salvation and Mata granted it and said that the visitation of the Bhairav temple is a must to complete the pilgrimage.
The complex is developed as per the best standards for the facilities of pilgrims. You can also have a Vaishno Devi helicopter tour but for that you may have to Vaishno Devi helicopter booking.