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Unfolding Amazing Facts about Mata Vaishno Devi Temple

By March 22, 2022November 20th, 2023No Comments

Being in an Indian family, we all have once in our life visited the Mata Vaishno Devi temple. It is one of the most famous destinations for all Hindus. This a place that is filled with devotees who hold great faith in their Goddess and come to the place to worship her. It is believed that for people who visit Vaishno Devi temple, their wishes tend to come true. Every year more then 4 lakh people visit this holy shrine. However, out of those, only a few know about some of the amazing secrets that the temple holds in its chambers. Moreover, many people are not even aware of the story of the temple. If you happen to be one of them, then this blog is for you. In this blog, we will learn about the story of Vaishno Devi Mandir and also know some of its amazing facts.

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About Vaishno Devi Temple

Vaishno Devi Temple is one of the most famous and oldest temples in India. The temple is located close to the town of Katra in Jammu. It holds up to a very rich history and significance in the hearts of the Hindu people. Many people believe that the energies of Maa Vaishno Devi surround the place of worship. This heavenly holy place of the divine mother is situated in a delightful, ancient cave high up on the holy Trikuta Mountain. Maa Vaishno rests at this spot inside the cave. She is believed to be the incarnation of Goddess Maa Lakshmi, Maa Saraswati, and Maa Kali.

The devotees of Mata Vaishno Devi believe that nobody can visit her sanctuary until she issues a “bulawa” to them, that is to say, till she calls them. People visit her shrine irrespective of caste, color, and creed. It is said that the journey to her holy shrine is incomplete if she does not issue a bulawa. Even the people who have no plans on visiting the shrine will go to the temple if she calls them.

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Story of Vaishno Devi Temple

The story of Vaishno Devi temple is one that fascinates us the most. it is believed that Lord Shiva and Goddess Sati got married without the approval of the Goddess’s father. However, one day when she visited her father, he, in front of her, made fun of Lord Shiva and also criticised God. This angered the Goddess, and she further proceeded to curse her father and also burned herself alive. However, when Lord Shiva got to know about this, he was angered. He go hold of his beloved wife’s burned b ody and proceeded to take circles around the universe in grief. He was deeply hurt and could not focus on anything apart from his dead wife.

Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma saw this and were deeply concerned about the well-being of Lord Shiva. Moreover, they were also worried about he balance of Earth as it would get disturbed. Lord Vishnu further proceeded to use his Suarshanchakra in order to cut through the body of Sati Mata. The pieces of Goddess Sati’s body fell on Earth and have formed Shakti peeths. Thus, Vaishno Devi temple is also known to be on of the Shaktipeeths. Moreover, people believe it to be the Head of the Goddess. 

Facts About Mata Vaishno Devi Temple

Let us now have a look at some amazing facts about the Vaishno Devi temple. These are as follows: 

  • Bhairo Nath chased Mata Vaishno Devi with the intention of marrying her. 
  • It is said that the visit to Mata Vaishno is incomplete if you don’t visit the Bhairo Nath temple, which is a site above the Mata Vaishno shrine.
  • A legend says that Mata Vaishno came into the dreams of Pandit Sridhar and gave him a vision of the temple to be found.
  • The studies tell that the caves are million years old.
  • It is believed that if you visit Mata Vaishno Devi temple during Navratri, you get one step closer to heaven.
  • Moreover, it is said that the route which devotees use to reach their Maa Vaishno is not the original route. It was built because the original one was too narrow to accommodate people.
  • The monkeys in Vaishno Devi temple are said to be holy as well. Moreover, it is believed if someone feeds the monkeys, then they will be blessed by Lord Hanuman himself. 
  • At Ardhkuwari, there is also a separate cave where Mata hid for 9 months. Maa Vaishno stayed in the same position for 9 months, just like an unborn child in the womb. The cave is called Garbhjun.

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There you have it, folks! This was all about Mata Vaishno Devi Temple. The temple is one of the most auspicious and holy shrines for an individual to visit. Moreover, if you visit the temple, do look for these amazing facts around you. Moreover, if you like the blog and want to read more such interesting and amazing blogs, then do visit InstaAstro’s website or download the app for the same. there you will be able to read many more such interesting and amazing blogs that will help you extinguish your curiosity. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. When was vaishno devi discovered?

Vaishno Devi temple is said to be centuries old. However, it was discovered only in 1846 by Maharaja Gulab Singh.

2. What is Vaishno devi temple history?

Vaishno Devi temple is said to be one of the shaktipeeths. It is considered to be one of the most auspicious temples as it is considered to be the head of the Goddess who formed the shaktipeeths.

3. How old is Vaishno devi temple?

Vaishno Devi temple is said to be Millions of years old. The temple is said to be on of the most holy places on earth.

4. When to visit Vaishno Devi temple?

The best time to visit Vaishno Devi temple is between the months of March and October. The weather and environment are suitable for the visit. Moreover, many visitors also visit the temple during the holy days of Navratras.

5. What is the story behind Vaishno Devi bulawa?

The story behind Vaishno Devi bulawa is that people believe that no one can go to Vaishno Devi temple until and unless Vaishno Devo calls them. This call is known as a bulawa. People believe this bulawa to be a voice from inside that makes them visit the temple.

6. What is the story of three Pindis in Vaishno Devi?

There are said to be three Pindis in Vaihno Devi temple. It is believed that these Pindis tend to represent three holy Goddesses. These include Mata Lakshmi, Mata Saraswati, and also Mata Kali.

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