About Vaishno Devi !
     

THE LEGEND......

As the legend goes, more than 700 years ago, Vaishno Devi, a devotes of Lord Vishnu used to pray to Lord Ram had taken vow of celibacy. BhaironNath , a tan trick (demon-God) tried to behold her and gave a chase. The Goddess felt thirsty at Banganga and shot an arrow into the earth from where water gushed out. The Goddess then meditated in the cave at Adhkawari. It took Bairon Nath nine month to locate Her, the reason why the cave is known as 'Garbh Joon' Mata Vaishno Devi blasted an opening at the other end of the cave with Her Trident when the demon -God located Her. On arriving at the holy cave at Darbar, she assumed the form of Maha Kali and cut of Bhairon Nath's head which was flung up the mountain by the force of blow and fell at the place where the Bhairon Temple is now located . The boulder at the mouth of the holy cave according to the legend is petrified torso of Bhairon Nath who was granted divine forgiveness by the benevolent Mata in his dying moments.
 

 
THE SHRINE......

Ma Vaishno Devi shrine is the most holy and sacred place nestled in the mighty Trikuta mountain,61 kms from north of Jammu, at the height of 5200 ft above the sea level, in the state of Jammu & Kashmir, India. The Mata Vaishnmo Devi Shrine is one of the most popular shrines of INDIA.