India is a staunch believer of Gods and somewhere deep down, the beliefs of the Indians are closely weaved with spirituality and holiness. Every year, millions of Indians set on a religious tour to India and also pilgrimages. And among all these spiritual places in India, Vaishno Devi is the most revered one, and continues to stay in all the Indian hearts. So, this time set your feet on the holy and pious grounds of Vaishno Devi.
Whenever planning to visit to Vaishno Devi the first concern which pops up, is how to reach the place. The Vaishno Devi is in the Jammu district of India, and the best means to reach there would be via train. The Jammu Tawi is the most ubiquitous and most preferred railway station, closest to Vaishno Devi. Various trains from major cities of India are destined at the Jammu Tawi railway station. The 12413 train start from Ajmer and stops at Jammu. Check the 12413 running status and get all the details of the departure time and arrival time of this train. You can even check the prices and the total journey time at any other website. Just a google search is enough. The best part about opting this train route is that, your journey will be accompanied by myriad beautiful hills, landscapes and pleasant vistas. They won’t let you sleep in the train, as the view is so mesmerizing and enchanting. After reaching the railway station either catch a cab, auto or a bus to reach Katra from where the real Vaishno Dev journey begins.
The 14 km long track till the Bhawan is usually set on feet by most of the pilgrims, who believe that chanting the name of the Goddess all through their way gives them immense power and spirituality. However, you can even opt for the horse rides and the palanquin for the elderly. The pitthus are available for the your children and to carry your luggage. Now the helicopter facility has also come up, where you can fly till Sanjhi Chhat and then continue the journey further.
Halfway to the main Bhawan is the cave of Ardhkuwari where, many moons ago, it is believed that the Goddess Shakti resided. It is a very narrow cave and devotees have to creep and crawl through is. It is considered very revered to do the Darshan of this cave.
After reaching the Bhawan, one can have the divine Darshan of the three stones, where the three forms of the Goddess is believed to be manifested. People in huge numbers queue up, to pray here and attend the grand Aarti.
After the pious visit to the Bhawan, devotees ascend a few more kilometres to visit the Bhairo Temple. Failing to visit it, is considered an incomplete Yatra. So visit this holy temple dedicated to God Bhairav and spiritualize your souls.
After completing the journey, descend the track down, and buy the Prasad for all your near and dear ones. Feel blessed, feel happy.
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