Bhairo Temple of Vaishno Devi


Bhairo temple of Vaishno Devi dham is point of completion of the darshan. Located 2kms above the holy cave of Mata Vaishno Devi. Also know as Bhairavnath, Bhairoji is the demon god who was blessed by the goddess despite of his worst doing.

Per legends, Mata Maha Kali, Mata Maha Laxmi and Mata Saraswati pooled together their spiritual strength, tejas and a beautiful young girl emerged out of it. As per three mother’s instructed she took birth at Ratnakar’s house as Vaishnavi. As she grown she became seeker of knowledge and spirituality. Upon realization, she went into the woods for Tapasya. During his 14 years of vanvasa once met the girl and predicted about her glory.

Vaishnodevi killing Bhairavnath

Vaishnodevi killing Bhairavnath

Maha Yogi Goraksh Nath sent asura Bhairo to test Vaishnavi’s truth. To get away from Bhairo’s trouble, Vaishnavi reached to the cave into Trikuta hills, but the demon came there as well. Vaishnavi was compelled to kill him and cut his head off which fall on the hill top near. While dying Bhairo prayed the goddess and asked for the mercy. Thus, goddess blessed him saying that her darshan would not be completed for the devotee unless he come to Bhairo’s temple.

Post the demon kill, goddess took rock form and immersed into spiritual stage forever. The stone have three heads depicting Trishakti who gave her birth. These heads are called Pindies and are the ultimate destination of the devotees.

Vaishno Devi

Vaishno Devi

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