Visiting Vaisno Devi

Vaishno Devi Bhawan
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Just back from a pilgrimage or a hike of 25 kilometers —http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaishno_Devi

Vaishno Devi Mandir (Hindi: वैष्णोदेवी मन्दिर) is one of the holiest Hindu temples dedicated to Shakti, located in the hills of Vaishno DeviJammu and KashmirIndia. In HinduismVaishno Devi, also known as Mata Rani and Vaishnavi, is a manifestation of the Mother Goddess.

The temple is near the town of Katra, in the Reasi district in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is one of the most revered places of worship in Northern India. The shrine is at an altitude of 5200 feet and a distance of approximately 14 kilometres (8.4 miles) from Katra.[1] Approximately 8 million pilgrims (yatris) visit the temple every year[2]