Today we are going to tell you 10 best visiting place in Katra. As you know Katra is located in Jammu and Kashmir of India. Katra has great importance according to Hindu belief it is a revered place. Every month a number of devotees visit this place.
You can enjoy the journey of Mata Vaishno Devi in Katra and can visit Mata Vaishno Devi. This place is a hilly area, it is situated on the hills. In today’s time, many people come to visit Goddess Vaishno Devi to fulfill their wishes and travel with beautiful environment and millions of devotees like her.
1 – Mata vaishno darbar katra
It is believed that after leaving the Garbh Joon cave at Adhkawari, where Bhairon Nath had located her, Vaishnavi started ascending uphill till the time She reached the Holy Cave. Bhairon Nath who was pursuing Her, located her again inside the cave and started challenging her. So, finally the Goddess assumed Her Divine Form and severed the head of Bhairon Nath. There was so much power behind the blow of Her sword, that Bhairon Nath’s head flew away and fell on another spur of the mountain about One & a half Kilometer away, (the site of modern day Bhairon Temple) while his torso was left lying at the Mouth of the Holy Cave. The Goddess then immersed Herself into deep meditation inside the Sanctum Sanctorum where lies Her manifestation in the petrified foR
The Holy Bhawan, is the main centre of reverence for the devotees. It is also the key location in the entire Yatra circuit. Therefore adequate arrangements and facilities have been created by the Shrine Board for the convenience of the devotees. These include free & rented accommodation; Toilet Blocks; Bhojanalayas; Post Office; Banks; Communication (STD/PCO); Announcement Centres; Blanket Stores; Cloak Rooms; Medical Dispensary (with a ICU); General Stores; Bhaint Shops; Police Station, etc.
2 – BAN GANGA
Ban Ganga is made up of two words, Ban and Ganga is said to be the mother who built Ganga ji from Ban, which comes from the Vaishno Darbar holy cave. Some even say that Mata Vaishnavi washed her hair at this place, so it is also called Bal Ganga.
The beginning of the Ganges is after the check post of the police post and the passenger slip. There Ganga ji flows under a small moment, the same place is called Ban Ganga. There are many Puranic stories about Ganga. Ganga ji flows in Banganga in every season. It is said that before going to the Vaishno Durbar holy cave, pilgrims should take a bath and many pilgrims who come with full devotion, take a bath at this place and proceed for the journey. Growing up for this purpose, some ghats have also been constructed. The first is generally very crowded and the second is comparatively more massive.
3 – CHARAN PADUKA MANDIR
The Charan Paduka Temple is situated at a distance of about 1.5 km from the Ganges, where the Charan Pahad of Vaishno Mata is born on the mountains, in normal days this place is not crowded and this temple is very important. It is said that the stage which is born on this is situated by Vaishno Devi Mata, so whenever you come, do not forget to visit the temple.
The hospital is also located by the Shrine Board .
4 – ARDHKUWARI
Ardhkuvari is at 4 km away from the Vaishno court, when you reach this court, this court is only 4 less away because it is half way. It is said that when Vaishnavi was giving food to all the people she was on, she disappeared from the middle and she meditated at this place for 9 months.
Ardhkuvari is a cave made like a womb, as if someone stays in the womb for the remaining 9 months, so before going to the court of the mother, go through Ardhkuvar i It is a very pleasant experience for the devotees who have unwavering faith in Vaishno Devi. It is said that any devotee who comes out of the cave of Ardh Kuwari, all his sins are erased and he starts a new life. This is the blessing of mother only. At this place, a person can come out at one time only, no matter how fat or whatever the body is, it is easily removed from this place by the grace of Mother Shera.
5 – HIMKOTI
Himkoti is 2.5 km away from the new track. There are no Puranic stories about this place, but this place makes you feel very relaxed. This place has a view point, dosa point, CCD and hospital. It is also located on the restaurant built by the Shrine Board, this place admires the beauty, you can click on it and click many beautiful pics.
6 – SANJHICHAT
Sanjhikhat is the place if you use a helicopter to go from Katra to Bhavan on Jha, this is where the helicopter descends. You can enjoy tea pakoras at this place and a restaurant is made by Shrine Board. You can eat bhatura or food on it. This place is at a distance of 2.5 less than the building. Its next stop is Bhairo Valley Kuki. It is Cydia to reach many ways.
7 – BHAIROGHATI
|The Bhairon Temple remained ignored prior to take over of the holy Shrine by Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board in the year 1986. The track leading to the temple was Kacha and in a dilapidated condition, making the climb a gruelling task. After the take over, emphasis was laid on developments in this area, particularly the widening and beautification of the track, remodelling of steps, construction of rain shelters, toilets etc.|
The whole track has now been illuminated with High Pressure Sodium Vapour Lamps. Water supply has been augmented and toilet blocks have been constructed for the convenience of the pilgrims. For providing adequate and reasonably priced beverages and packed food items such as biscuits and snacks, a refreshment unit named OM has been started. The Temple area has been beautified by fixing marble tiles and slabs along the pre-ambulation of the temple. All these efforts have made the visit of the pilgrims to Bhairon temple much more convenient and memorable
8 – SHIVKHORI
One of the many temples in the Reasi district, Shiv Khori in Katra is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is actually a natural cave with a self-made lingam. The shrine itself is quite a marvel. One can find natural rock formations, roughly resembling the figures of Goddess Parvati, Lord Ganesh, Nandi and many other deities. Right above the lingam, a constant dribble of milky water emerging from a crevice in the cave walls is said to fall. On the roof one can see etchings of snakes – an animal closely associated with Lord Shiva. A number of pigeons roost near the cave, which is considered to be a good omen by the pilgrims.
The route to Shiv Khori is filled with a number of other shrines which have their own legends. The cave temple of Shiv Khori was once believed to lead into Kashmir, into the Swami Amarnath caves, but have been closed off beyond a certain point, after some people went missing while exploring the caves.
9 – ISKON TEMPLE
The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), popular as Sri Radha Parthasarathi Mandir, is devoted to Lord Krishna and Radharani. The temple has been an outcome of the popular ‘Hare Krishna’ movement, which follows strict rules of worship in the Vaishnava tradition throughout all the ISKCON temples of the world. Festivals of Gaura Purnima, Rama Navami, Sri Krishna Janmashtami, Radhastami, and Govardhan Puja are celebrated with great fervour among the devotees. The temple is a major source of devotion and religion where people come to connect with god and lean in their devotion.
10 – DERA BABA BANDA
A very old Gurdwara (more than 300 years old) located in the Reasi district of Katra, Dera Baba Banda is dedicated to Baba Banda Bahadur, who was an appointed leader by the Sikh guru – Guru Gobind Singh, and also one of his favourites. Banda was a sikh military commander and led many movements against persecution and bigotry of the rulers at the time. Apart from Banda Bahadur’s ashes, the Gurdwara also showcases some weapons like a sword, and an arrow, that were gifted to him by Guru Gobind Singh. There are also a number of wall paintings on the Gurdwara walls, along with a “Nishan Sahib” (the Sikh holy flag) made up of Deodar wood, erected by Baba himself. Being one of the important religious centres in Kashmir, the Gurdwara attracts a huge number of Hindus and Sikhs, especially during the three-day Vaisakhi mela. The dera is managed by Mahant. S. Jatinder Pal Singh.
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Katra railway station
The Vaishno Devi station has been made like a v.i.p station ever since the Katra railway station has been approved by the government. Vaishno Devi station is very well provided. From the security region, the force checks your luggage, which is a very good thing.
In Vaishno Devi station, you get all kinds of goods till breakfast, and dinner is very beautiful. Vaishno Devi station is 5 km away from Vaishno Devi station to Vaishno Darbar Katra.
VAISHNO DEVI KATRA BUS STAND
The bus stand of Vaishno Devi Katra is located at a distance of 3 km from Katra railway station. You can go from here to Jammu or to your destination. This place easily buses you to Jammu every 10 minutes. You will get a lot of bases at the bus stand. There is a restaurant around the bus stand. You can have breakfast dinner or lunch in many restaurants near the Vaishno Devi Katra bust stand. You get a very good market on it.
VAISHNO DEVI KATRA MARKET
Vaishno Devi Katra has a large market near your hotels, which is a very good place for tourists. You can also take the court’s court for your loved ones. It has many good restaurants but you can have hotels available at 5 Star Hotels or Cheap Rate.
A cinema hall has also been built in the Vaishno Devi Katra market, you can enjoy the favorite movie. The market is very good, which is available at a cheap price for everyone to take their favorite items.
On this, you get prashad which is full of foliage and walnuts, people take Parshad for their family members from this place. The recognition of this place is very high, only then the number of crores of pilgrims visit it
You get a lot of hotels near Katra railway station at a very cheap price. In Vaishno Devi Katra, you can find hotels in the Dam at work in the day room at 300 to 500 ras. If you can rate then you can book the room very cheaply.
You can also find room near the Katra bus stand. And yes, if you want a good room, then you can increase spending money for it, you can get every kind of facility in 5 Star Hotel. You can also book ROM from oyo. In Vaishno Devi Katra, you can get 5 Star Hotels, 3 Star Hotels, or cheaply available rooms