Vaishno Devi

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Not to be confused with Vaishnavi (Matrika goddess).
Vaishno Devi Ji
Vaishno Devi Ji
Vaishno Devi Ji
Vaishno Devi Ji is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Vaishno Devi Ji
Vaishno Devi Ji
Location in Jammu and Kashmir
Name
Proper name Vaishno Devi Temple
Devanagari वैष्णो देवी मंदिर
Sanskrit transliteration Vaishnodevi Mandir
Geography
Coordinates 33°01′48″N 74°56′54″E / 33.0299°N 74.9482°E / 33.0299; 74.9482Coordinates: 33°01′48″N 74°56′54″E / 33.0299°N 74.9482°E / 33.0299; 74.9482
Country India
State Jammu and Kashmir
Locale Katra, Jammu and Kashmir, India
Elevation 1,584.96 m (5,200 ft)
Culture
Primary deity Vaishno Devi (Mahalakshmi)
Important festivals Navratri, Durga Puja
Architecture
Architectural styles Cave Temple
Number of temples 4
History and governance
Website https://www.maavaishnodevi.org/
Mata Vaishno Devi Bhavan

Vaishno Devi, also known as Mata Rani, Trikuta and Vaishnavi, is a manifestation of the Hindu Mother Goddess Mahalakshmi. The words "maa" and "mata" are commonly used in India for "mother", and thus are often used in connection with Vaishno Devi. Vaishno Devi Mandir (Hindi: वैष्णोदेवी मन्दिर) is a Hindu temple dedicated to the Hindu Goddess, located in Katra at the Trikuta Mountains within the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. The Temple or Bhawan is 13.5 km from Katra and various modes of transportation are available from katra to Bhawan, including Ponies, Electric vehicles and paalkhis operated by 2 or 4 persons. Helicopter services are also available up to Sanjichhat, which is 9.5 km from Katra.[1] Bhairon temple is another 1.5 km from Bhawan.

Coins[edit]

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) released coins with Maa Vaishno Devi’s image on the Head side of the coin.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Traveling to Vaishno Devi". Retrieved 2006-09-12. 
  2. ^ "Now India will have 5 Rs coins with the picture of Maa Vaishno Devi". www.maavaishnodevi.net.in. Retrieved 2016-07-17.