Vaishno Devi History
A land investigation of the Holy Cave has demonstrated its age to be almost a million years. According to conviction the act of revering Shakti, to a great extent begun in the Puranic period and the primary say of the Mother Goddess is in the epic Mahabharat. At the point when the armed forces of Pandavs and Kaurvas were exhibited in the front line of Kurukshetra, Arjun, the main warrior of endless supply of Sri Krishna; thought upon the Mother Goddess and looked for her favors for triumph. This is when Arjun addresses the Mother Goddess as ‘Jambookatak Chityaishu Nityam Sannihitalaye’, which signifies ‘you who dependably harp in the sanctuary on the slant of the mountain in Jamboo’ (most likely alluding to the present day Jammu).
It is likewise for the most part trusted that the Pandavs were the first to manufacture the sanctuaries at Kol Kandoli and Bhawan in adoration and appreciation for the Mother Goddess. On a mountain, only contiguous the Trikuta Mountain and neglecting the Holy Cave are five stone structures, which are accepted to be the stone images of the five Pandavs.
Maybe the most established reference of the visit of a chronicled figure to the Holy Cave is that of Guru Gobind Singh who is said to have gone there by means of Purmandal. The old foot track to the Holy Cave gone through this notable journey focus.
A few conventions trust this Shrine to be the holiest of all Shaktipeeths (a place where the Mother Goddess, the Eternal Energy has her home) the skull of Mata Sati fell here. Others trust that her correct arm had fallen here. Be that as it may, a few sacred writings don’t concur with it. They do concur that at a place called Gandarbal in Kashmir, the correct arm of Sati had fallen. In any case, in the Holy Cave of Shri Mata Vaishno Deviji, one finds stone stays of a human hand, famously known as Varad Hast (the hand that gifts shelters and favors).
While different renditions of the source of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi are pervasive, there is by all accounts unanimity on the revelation of Shrine around 700 years back by the same Pandit Shridhar, at whose place Mata had composed a Bhandaara. When she cleared out in the midst of the Bhandaara to escape Bhairon Nath, Pandit Shridhar is said to have felt as though he had lost everything in his life. He felt monstrous distress and surrendered the admission of nourishment or even water and shut himself in a room of his home, intensely petitioning God for Vaishnavi to return.
It is then that Mata Vaishnavi showed up in his vision (dream) and instructed him to look for her at the Holy Cave arranged in the midst of the folds of the Trikuta Mountain. She demonstrated to him the path to the Holy Cave and demanded him to break his quick. Pandit Shridhar then went ahead to find the Holy Cave in the mountains. Each time he appeared to lose the way, the vision he had always wanted returned before his eyes lastly he achieved his goal.
After entering the Cave he found a stone shape with three heads on it. Right then and there Mata Vaishno Devi showed up before him in all her magnificence (another adaptation says that the Supreme Energies of Mata Maha Saraswati, Mata Maha Lakshmi and Mata Maha Kali showed up in the Holy Cave) and acquainted him with the three heads (now known as the Holy Pindies) of the stone shape alongside different other distinguishing proof stamps in the Holy Cave. She favored him with a help of four children and a privilege to love her sign and solicited him to spread the wonderfulness from the Holy Shrine everywhere. Pandit Shridhar then spent his residual life in the administration of Mata at the Holy Cave.