Vaishno Devi is a manifestation of the Hindu Goddess Mata Adi Shakti also known as Durga. It is believed that she is the mother who fulfills whatever her children wish for. Hence every year millions of devotees ascend to the Holy cave in the Trikuta mountains in northern India, where she resides. The revelation of the Mother Goddess in the Holy Cave is in a natural rock form which is one at the base but has three heads at the top. These three heads in a natural rock form are known as the Holy Pindies and are worshipped as the revelation of the Mother Goddess. Towards the right of the devotee is the Holy Pindi of Mata Maha Kali (the Supreme Energy of Dissolution) in the color associated with Her i.e. black. The central Holy Pindi represents Mata Maha Lakshmi (the Supreme Energy of Maintenance) with a yellow/reddish shade which is the color associated with Mata Maha Lakshmi. The Pindi to the far left of the viewer is worshipped as the Holy Pindi of Mata Maha Saraswati (the Supreme Energy of Creation). It has a whitish shade when looked at carefully. The Beautiful Vaishno Devi Temple has been built at the cave in the name of Ma Vaishno Devi and is a sight every true devotee should witness during a lifetime.
Vaishno Devi is located 65 Kilometers from Jammu and 13 kilometers from Katra, the main base camp from where pilgrims ascend on foot or on ponies.
Shivkhori Cave Temple
Shivkhori is a cave shrine of Lord Shiva, Khori meaning cave. Shivkhori is located 80 km from Katra and 110 km from Jammu. The cave is about 200 m long, one meter wide and two to three meters high and contains a naturally formed Shiva lingam almost 4 feet high. It is believed that Lord Shiva himself created the lingam and that any true devotee that visits it will get a blessing of a lifetime. The cave is full of natural impression & images of various Hindu Deities & full of divine feelings. That is why Shivkhori is known as “Home of Gods”.
Day 1 (13.05.2019) – Check in our hotel in Katra by late afternoon, and settle in hotel. Relax and rest as we prepare for next day trip to Vaishno Devi.
Day 2 (14.05.2019)– We will have breakfast at our hotel in Katra and at 8:30 prepare for ascending to Vaishno Devi Temple and shrine. The 13 km long path with beautiful scenes will be made more enjoyable and comfortable by the assistances of ponies. The path is also filled with shops and stands where you can buy snacks, drinks and souvenirs. After enjoying the beautiful views and energies and having received Darshan, we will descend back to our hotel in Katra for dinner and sleepover.
Day 3 (15.05.2019) – After breakfast we leave for Shivkhori at 8:30 by taxi. It is an 80km long drive to the base camp called Ransoo, so you can sit back and enjoy the beautiful views. Upon reaching Ransoo we hike some 3 kilometers until reaching the Shrine located in lush green mountains. After visiting the cave and receiving blessings from Lord Shiva we slowly head to Jammu city for dinner and our last sleepover.
Day 4 (16.05.2019) – Local tour to Peer Kho cave temple in Jammu city at 6:00am. After visiting the temple we head back for Breakfast with Mohanji. Feel free to spend time and ask Mohanji questions that you would like clarified. Check out from hotel post breakfast.
What is included in our program:
- Three nights with breakfast and dinner
- Transportation to and from temples and shrines
- Pony ride to and from Katra to Vaishno Devi
- Entrances to temples and shrines
- Tour guide
- Satsang breakfast with Mohanji
- GuruLight T-shirts
What is not included in our program:
- Additional food and drinks that are bought
- Other activities besides our program
- Transportation to Katra and from Jammu
- Travel and medical insurance
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