Vaishno Devi Temple


The Temple is dedicated to Mata Vaishno Devi, and is modeled after the famous Vaishno Devi Temple in Jammu & Kashmir. This temple is relatively new but it has been attracting large number of tourists. This temple is becoming a major tourist attraction in Haridwar.

The main deities in the temple are Goddess Lakshmi, Goddess Kali and Goddess Saraswati. It is believed that all three Goddesses together became Vaishno Devi in order to kill the demon Mahishasura. It is believed that the Goddess blesses only those who truly intend to seek her blessings from the bottom of their hearts. Apart from Kumbh Mela, the temple celebrates many festivals like Basant Panchami, Makar Sankaranti, Ganga Dussera, etc. with great devotion.

Vaishno Devi Temple in Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India is a confluence of many sorts of tourist attractions. It has fascinating mythological significance, ancient rocks and caves leading up to it, a promise for wish fulfilment and stellar beauty to top it all off. It is widely believed that the temple is in memory of Trikuta, a Vaishnavi, who was a devotee of the Lord Rama. She prayed and prayed, until Lord Rama vowed to wed her in his last earthly incarnation. There are other religious stories as well, like the one which says parts of Goddess Shakti fell here, making it a Shakti peetha, or pilgrimage site. It attracts pilgrims from all corners of India, around 8 million per year alone.

History


Vaishno Devi Temple, not known by many, is a replica of the temple, which is located in Jammu. This temple has been recently constructed and hence, does not fall into the league of ancient temples.

Similar to Vaishno Devi Temple located in Jammu, the path which leads to worship the Goddess is full of tunnels and caves. In addition, it is believed that the deity blesses only those worshippers who truly intend to seek the blessings of goddess.

Visitor Information


Famous for: Religion, natural beauty, photography.

Entrance fee: No fee charged.

Visiting time: 5:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM every day of the week..

Visit duration: Around 3 hours.


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