A pilgrimage to the Holy Shrine of Shri Mata Vaishno
Devi Ji is considered to be one of the holiest pilgrimages of our times.
Popular the world over as Moonh Maangi Muradein Poori Karne Wali Mata,
which means, the Mother who fulfills whatever Her children wish for, Shri Mata
Vaishno Devi Ji resides in a Holy Cave located in the folds of the three peaked
mountain named Trikuta (pronounced as Trikoot).
The Holy Cave of the Mother is situated at an altitude of 5200 ft. The Yatris
have to undertake a trek of nearly 12 km from the base camp at Katra. At the
culmination of their pilgrimage, the yatries are blessed with the Darshans of
the Mother Goddess inside the Sanctum Sanctorum- the Holy Cave. These Darshans
are in the shape of three natural rock formations called the Pindies. There are
no statues or idols inside the Cave. Darshans are open round the clock
throughout the year.
Darshans are open round the clock throughout the year.
The Board has undertaken a number of developmental activities aimed at making
the Yatra a comfortable and satisfying experience for the Yatris. So far, over
125 crores of rupees have been invested by the Board for providing various
infrastructural and other facilities. The Board continues to reinvest the
offerings and donations received in carying out improvements in various kinds
of Yatri facilities.