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#3 of 8 Places To Visit in Katra
bhairavnath temple
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Trikuta parvat, Reasi District, Katra, Jammu and Kashmir 182301, India
entry fee
no entry fee
All days of the week
5:00 AM - 12:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
visit duration
Around an hour

about bhairavnath temple

Another important shrine near the Vaishno Devi temple, is the Bhairavnath Temple, a cave temple dedicated to a saint by that name. Years ago, a poor Vaishnav named Shridhar lived in the region and was a faithful devotee of Ma Vaishno devi. Pleased with his devotion, the Goddess appeared to him an asked him to call everyone from the neighboring villages for a Bhandara (collective lunch). When he expressed his doubts about handling the preparations for so many people, the Goddess assured him that everything would be taken care of. Obeying her wishes, Shridhar went an invited everyone to the Bhandara. Amongst the list of invitees was , a malicious sage. On hearing Shridhar's story about the divine Goddess and the Bhandara, he decided to come and check out her powers. When everyone assembled in front of Shridhar's small hut, the Goddess appeared at the entrance in the form a of a small girl, and invited everyone inside. Surprisingly, the tiny little hut was able to hold all the people and as the devi started serving food from a small container, each villager got a hefty portion of his/her favourite food. Astonished by all this, tried to further test the powers of the Goddess and asked her for meat and wine, to which she politely replied that the hut belonged to a Vaishnav and only vegetarian food will be served here. However, Bhairavnath continued to rile her, till she disappeared. Using his tantrik powers, he followed her to the caves in the Trikuta mountain (where the shrine of Vaishno devi lies). On seeing him, the Goddess threw her trident (trishul) at Bhairavnath with so much force that his head fell about two kilometers away from the cave. In his last breath he begged Ma Vaishno devi to forgive him and asked for salvation. The devi acquiesced and promised him that all the devotees coming to her to seek blessings, will also have to visit his temple in order to complete their holy journey. The place where his head fell became the site of the temple.

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1 Bhairavnath Temple review
Mukul Gupta
Mukul Gupta
Mar 28 2014
The temple is located in Bhairo Ghati that serves as a track between Sanji Chat and Vaishno Devi. It is at a distance of approx. 2 km from temple and has a slipper track. In order to reach here from Vaishno Devi Bhawan, you can hire horses or human d ...... read more