Vaishno Devi , also known as Mata Rani, Trikuta and Vaishnavi, is a manifestation of the Hindu Goddess Mata Adi Shakti, also known as Mahalakshmi/Matrika Goddess. The words "maa" and "mata" are commonly used in India for "mother", and thus are often used in connection with Vaishno Devi.
The Vaishno Devi shrine attracts millions of devotees every year, located in Katra
|Deity||Vaishno Devi (Maa Adishakti in three forms Mahasaraswati, Mahalakshmi and Mahakali )|
|Festivals||Navratri, Durga Puja|
|State||Jammu and Kashmir|
|Elevation||1,584.96 m (5,200 ft)|
Vaishno Devi Mandir is a Hindu temple dedicated to the Hindu Goddess, located in Katra at the Trikuta Mountains within the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. The Temple or Bhawan is 13.5 km from Katra and various modes of transportation are available from Katra to Bhawan, including ponies, electric vehicles and palki. Helicopter services are also available up to Sanjichhat, which is 9.5 km from Katra. A newly installed ropeway is also available which runs from the Bhawan to Bhairav Ghati, which is further 2.5 km from the Bhawan.
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- Vaishno Devi History
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