After crossing narrow passage, main cave area comes where sanctum sanctorum is situated. The open part of Shiv Khori mandir has a four feet high naturally formed Shiv-lingam at the heart of the Sanctum Sanctorum. Just above the shivlingam a cow like formation is visible believe to be Kamdhenu. To the left of Shivlingam Maa Parwati is sitting whose image can be identified by impression of her holy feet. There are also many deities like Kartikeya, five headed Ganesha, Lord Ram, Laxman, Sita, Hanuman were present in the first half of the main Shiv Khori gufa area. In the second half of the main chamber Mahakali & Maha Sarswati is present.
Shiv Khori Story
Shiva Khori, Jammu was accidently found by Shepard when they came around for looking their lost sheep and they discovered this cave. Later the shepherd shared the experience of the Holy Cave Shrine of Shri Shiv Khori with others and in the process worshiping started within the Cave. Shiva Khori was basically the Lord Shiva’s Hideout.Legend has it that a demon named Bhasmasur, after a long meditation of Lord Shiva, obtained the boon that he could end the life of anyone by placing his hand on their head. After obtaining it, this devil had the evil intentions to end Lord Shiva. When Lord Siva came to knew about it ran from him and took a hide in these mountains. Shiv Khori gufa was made by Lord Shiva from his Trishul.