Nestled in the Trikuta Mountains in the state of Jammu and Kashmir is the holy shrine of Sherawali Mata. The place is popularly known as Vaishno Devi and is visited upon by a large number of devotees.
Navratri is perhaps the best time to visit Vaishno Devi and seek blessings of the great goddess. Get ready to play and sing along some 'Mata Ki Bhente' on the journey as well as immerse in the feeling of pure joy and devotion.
Here are the ways to reach Vaishno Devi cave shrine to seek Mata Rani's blessings. Also, don't forget to pay your obeisance to the Bhairava Gufa (Bhairava Temple) after seeking darshan from the Goddess Mother.
Take that route by train which will go till Katra and from there one can start their journey for the Holy Shrine.
Even the Prime Minister Narendra Modi had flagged off 'Shri Shakti Express' a superfast train which runs between New Delhi to Katra for the devotees.
Simply enjoy the train journey by singing 'Tune Muje Bulaya Sherawaliye... Me aya me aya Jyotanwaliye'!
For the elderly people who can't travel much and still want to fulfill the desire to pay a visit to the holy shrine, simply take a flight from your city till Jammu airport. From Jammu board a private cab or a taxi to Katra and there you are.
Then simply go in the bhakti of 'Nange nange pau chale agaya re Maa, ek tera pujari'!
If you are those lucky people staying near by Jammu or even the young blood can travel in buses as it's hard to get reservations in trains or flights during festive times. So reach out this Navratri to take blessings of Mata Rani by boarding those comfortable air conditioned and non-ac buses.
Even the state of Jammu and Kashmir provides with State Road Transport Corporation buses that travel to and fro Jammu to Katra.
Don't wait for any invitation or depend on anybody to visit the Holy shrine, rather make your own trip by your transport and travel through the National Highway no.1A that passes through Jammu towards Srinagar. The city of Jammu is well connected through roads with the rest of India.
Don't forget ''Mata jinko yaad kare vo log nirale hote hai... Mata jinka naam pukare vo kismat wale hote hain''. So if you have got the invitation, then surely make it to thhe Vaishno Mata by one of these ways and hail 'Jai Mata Di'