History Of Vaishno Devi Temple,Katra Jammu and Kashmir

History of Vaishno Devi Temple

Till Date it is not possible to find out when the exact holy Vaishno Devi temple started.  As per the Geographical study, the Holy cave has existed nearly from a million years About Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Temple.


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There is no reference given from the Vedic literature but the mountain Trikuta was found as mentioned in Rigveda, the oldest of 4 Vedas. The worshipping of Shakti was started in the Puranic period Check More Information Epic Of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Temple

The Mother Goddess is worshipped from epic Mahabharat. As Arjuna, the chief fighter of Pandavas on the guidance of Sri Krishna; meditated Mother Goddess and took her blessings for victory it is when the soldiers of Pandavs and Kauravas arrayed in the battleground of Kurukshetra.

Vaishno Devi Temple is said that the first temple of Kol Kandoli and Bhawan was built by the Pandavs with the recognitions for the Mother Goddess. It was built just adjust to the Trikuta Mountain where the Holy cave looks as five stone creations and it was said that the rock symbolizes with the five Pandavs Poojas And Sevas Temple Shree Mata Vaishno Devi


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According to the historical structure the Holy cave reference that the Guru Gobind Singh has visited there by Purmandal. The food path to the Cave approved through this well-known trip center

There many Traditional beliefs to this temple as it is one of the holiest Shaktipeeth from all the   Shaktipeeths as the Head of Mata Sati fell here. Click here to Accommodation At Shree Vaishno Devi Temple And the other believe that her right arm had fallen here but few Scriptures do not agree with it and mentioned that the right arm of the Goddess has fallen in the place called Gandarbal in Kashmir.


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However, one can see the stone of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi in Holy cave will be rests of a human hand, called as Varad Hast

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There are different versions to the origin of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi were established,  it seems as the discovery of the temple is around 700 years back by Pandit Sridhar at the place where Mata helped to start up a Bhandara.

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epic of vaishno devi temple according to the legend, in Treta – yug whenKumb – Karan, Ravan, Tadka, Khar Dooshan and other wizards haunted the ethical men the goddess thought to create a Holy form for their protection About Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Temple.


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Then   One day the three appearances called Mata Maha Kali, Mata Maha Lakshmi and Mata Maha Saraswathi grew together and combined their collective Tejas (Divine strength). From that Tejas a striking bright light was derived and beautiful young girl was appeared from that Tejas.

The Girl questioned the goddess, “why I have been created?”  Then the Devi’s answered you have been crated to protect Dharma and relight spirit of religion

The Devi’s said that you will be taking the birth in the house of Ratanakara and his wife who resides in southern part of India and they are the great devotees of ours.  Maintain the moralities on the earth Click More Information  Accommodation At Shree Vaishnov Devi Temple


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After attaining the level of awareness you will join into Vishnu and become one with him. By saying this they bless the girl.After some days a beautiful girl child had born to the Ratanakara couple.

epic of vaishno devi temple they named girl as Trikuta.  History Of  Vaishno Devi Temple Later she was named as Vaishnavi as he takes her birth from Lord Vishnu family. In short time the girl attracted the devotion of gods, saint and holy persons. The miracles and divine power of the girl spread across and wide. People started to visit the girl residence to get blessing.

At the age of 9 years she started tapasya (meditation) at the sea shore with his father’s permission. She prayed Lord Vishnu in the form of Lord Rama.

As in search of Sita Devi, Shree Rama came to the seashore with his army and looked at the Trikuta who was in deep meditation.  He enquired about Trikuta and reason for meditation. Trikuta said to Shree Rama that she imagedhim as her husband in her mind and heart.


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After hearing this Shree Rama told to her that during this Life he had promised to be faithful to wife(Sita).And he dissuaded her by saying that he will visit the placeover after the end of his exile and at that time if he recognized him then he will accept and fulfill her desire.

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epic of vaishno devi temple he said he visited her after the victory in the battle in the mask of old man. But Trikuta did not recognize Lord Rama. Then Lord Rama cheered her and promised her that in Kaliyuga he would apparent as Kalki and marries her.

Rama also advises her that to set up Ashram at the Trikuta hills to upraise her level of religiousness to bless mankind and liberate the poor and deprived of their sorrows. Then Vaishnavi set up the ashram immediately and started her meditation there Click here to  How to Reach Mata Vaishno Devi Temple

After some days her glory was spreaded for wide and people begin to her Ashram to have her blessings. There were a Maha Gogi called Guru Goraksh Nath who knows the story of the Lord Rama and Vaishnavi. He was inquiring to find out whether really Vaishnavi has been attained his high level of spirituality or not.


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He sent his great disciple called ‘Bhairon Nath’ to find out the truth then Bhairon started observing Vaishnavi being a ‘Sadhvi’ she used to carry bow and arrow always with her , surrounded by monkeys and violent lion Poojas And Sevas Temple Shree Mata Vaishno Devi

Bhairon Nath was charmed with Vaishnavi beauty and by losing his all good intelligence he started to disturb Vaishnavi to marry him.

Then once the faithful devotee of Vaishnavi, Mata Sridhar arranged a Bhandara (free meal) in which he invited the Maha Yogi Guru Goraksh Nath and his follower including Bhairon.


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On that time he tried to grasp Vaishnavi but shediscourages him to her best. After this she decided to fly away in to the mountains to continuous his meditation. However Bhairon Nath hunted her to the destination.

When Bhairon Nath followed her in spite of the goddess trying to avoid a clash, the goddess was forced to kill him. Then he met his finaldestiny when goddess at outside the cave killed him.

The head of the Bhairon fell with force at the hill top. After the death Bhairon realized the truth and begged the goddess to forgive him. Then the Matha had showed pity on him and gave him a boon that every devote of her should have Darshans of Bhairon only then they complete their yatra.


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On that time Vaishnavi decided to assume the face of rock living the shanty of her human form and she occupied herself in to the meditation forever.

Thus Vaishnavi took the form of rock with five and half tall and with three heads or called pindies on the top which is final of devotees. These pindies establish as the shrine sanctorum of the divine cave which is known as temple of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi for one and all.

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