"Chalo Bulawa Aaya hai, Mata Ne Bulaya hai," The devotional song from the movie Avtaar (1983), dedicated to Maa Mata Vaishno Devi, reverberates with the undying faith of pilgrims en route to Trikuta Hills in Katra to worship the divinity. Like the Bhakti lyrics, it is believed that only those bestowed with Shakti's blessings can arrive here. Only when Maa summons can one visit her Shaktidham.
Answer your calling and arrive at one of India's most sacred and oldest shrines. One of the best places to visit in Katra is the cave temple cocooned in the Shivalik Hill Range of the mightiest mountains of Jammu & Kashmir. It is the only shrine where Tridevi (three goddesses), viz., Mahasaraswati (Goddess of Knowledge), Mahalakshmi (Goddess of Wealth), Mahakali (Goddess of Performing deeds), manifested themselves in the form of three Holy Pindies.
With more than 10 million visitors every year, Katra tourist places surpass almost all other destinations in J&K on the level of popularity. Goddess Shakti resides here in her supreme state along with the signage of 33 crores of Hindu Gods. With a firm belief that their prayers would be heard and answered here, devotees throng with their sufferings to be cured and wish to be fulfilled by Goddess Supreme. That is why they go to all lengths to worship and pray at her abode, braving the arduous journey in the hope that the Mother Goddess won't let them go empty-handed.
With the impressive clouds at a tantalizing distance from the shrine, it seems the shrine is the ladder to heaven. Tourist places near Katra Mata Mata Vaishno Devi have become famous across India as a place where problems get solved, and mental solace is restored to the needy pilgrims. Besides bathing in the intense spiritual energy of the holy shrine, explore places to visit in Katra Mata Vaishno Devi. You can lose yourself in the seeking crowds of Katra town and find your place in the world.
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Both Online and Offline registration are available. Registration is free. Get yourself registered at Yatra Registration Counter(YRC) situated at Bus Stand, Katra, or you can register for the Yatra Parchi from the official shrine website at maavaishnodevi.org
Yes, Yatra slip can be booked in advance from the official website of the Shrine Board, a maximum of 60 days and a minimum of 4 days in advance from your date of the journey.
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To hire Palkies/Ponies, you are required to register the number of people availing of the facility by contacting the contractor's offices at Bhawan / Ardhkuwari / Katra. The rates are Govt. approved and you can check them on the signboards installed there by the Board.