Devi Pindiya: The Little Known Abode of Mata Vaishno

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26th Mar 2016

The Shrine.

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Enchanting viewa enroute

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Trek to the Shrine

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Captivating

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Nau Devi ( Nine Godess..)

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Colours of Nature

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mesmerising

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The Flora..

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vast

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Mouni Baba...the Caretaker an d the Sanyasi.

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Dfferent moods

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The looks of Contentment

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the Nest...

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The Vaishno Devi Trek in the backdrop of evening.

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Holy Cave of Mata Vaishno Devi is known all over the world, but the entire region houses numerous pilgrimage places, lesser known to world outside but very popular among the locals.

Devi Pindiyan is a shrine that houses the identical Pindies, natural formations of Mata Kali, Mata Vaishno and Mata Saraswati. A trek of abut 4 kms to and fro, passing thru enchanting Natural sights can take you to the place. We were fortunate to be led to the spot on the invite of one of our friends, Rakesh Sathu but you need to hire a vehicle for a whole day . Whole trip can cost you around 2550 to 4000 Indian Rupees. You need to drive on the road from Holy Town of Katra to Udhampur and step down near Manthal.

The shrine is taken care by a Sanyasi most poularly known as Mouni Bba , since He is on Moun Vrat , the vow  not to speak, for the last 25 years. He conveys his messages by writing them on a piece of paper. He restricts devotees from taking Pix of the Pindies. 
The place has got a majestic setting on the source of a water body.

If You start from Jammu, You need to spare around 8 hours for the whole exercise. There is a Bhandara hosted on every Sangrad, the Start of new month of Indian calender.

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Very informative article. Many of us knowing Udhampur as a major city but very few know about the surrounding mysteries. I hope people reading it will certainly take a chance to see this place. Nitish sir , keep on bringing such things for us :-)
Tue 03 29 16, 15:30 · Reply (1) · Report
Thanks Cashif, being a compulsory traveler and that too preferably lesser known destinations i will definitely keep on exploring and bringing it all to the world. Please do go through my other write ups :)
Tue 03 29 16, 19:52 · Report