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Chichi Mata Temple

Overview


The Chichi Mata Temple is an admired religious site and is commonly considered to be the gateway to the temple of Vaishno Devi. The shrine is located in samba region of Jammu and Kashmir. It is said to be the pehla darshan and integral part of the pilgrimage to the Shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi. The Yatra of Vaishno Mata remains incomplete unless one pay visit to Chichi Mata. Large numbers of devotees throng the temple during the festival of Navratra.


About The Temple


Chichi Mata

It is situated near Samba and is popularly known as Pehla Darshan of Vaishno Devi pilgrims. One of the prominent religious sites of Jammu and Kashmir, Chichi Mata is generally believed to be the gateway to the temple of Vaishno Devi. Commonly said to be the Pehla Darshan of the pilgrims of Vaishno Devi, Chichi Mata holds an important position in the religious ancestry of the state. A prominent itinerary of the Jammu and Kashmir pilgrim tourism, Chichi Mata draws numerous devotees from far and wide. The visit to the holy shrine of Vaishno Devi is incomplete without the visit to the famous religious monument of Chichi Mata. Thronged by ardent pilgrims of the Hindu religion, Chichi Mata temple authorities observe strict religious rituals as per the traditional customs. One must visit the holy shrine of Chichi Mata on his or her way to Vaishno Devi temple. Devoted to Goddess Vaishno Devi, the well known religious site of Vaishno Devi temple attracts several tourists who make it a point to pay a visit to the divine shrine of Chichi Mata. Far from the maddening crowd of the cities, the serene and calm surrounding of the sacred sanctorum of Chichi Mata fills the devotees with an intense sense of dedication and submission to the Eternal Being. The ardent followers of Chichi Mata can experience the divine presence of the Supreme Power in the holy sanctorum of the temple. Amidst the picturesque landscape of Jammu and Kashmir, the sacred shrine of Chichi Mata reflects the rich religious fervor of the local inhabitants of Jammu and Kashmir. The native population of the state has great faith on the overriding power of the Supreme Being of Chichi Mata.


Legend and stories


Chichi Mata

According to a legend, Goddess Sati burnt herself alive in Yagna, which distressed Lord Shiva. He picked the corpse of Sati on her shoulder and started his Taandav dance. This horrified all deities in the heaven as this could lead to a Holocaust. This urged Lord Vishnu to unleash his Chakra that cut Sati’s body into 51 pieces. This Temple is the place where smallest finger of Sati fell.


Festivals


Every year during Navratra, flag hoisting ceremony takes place where the management committee of Pujya Chichi Devi Mandir Samba hoists flag at devsthan.


Best time to visit


Large numbers of devotees throng the temple during the festival of Navratra. Every year during Navratra, flag hoisting ceremony takes place.


Accessibility

Airport

From Jammu Airport the Temple is Located at 27 Kilometers.

Railways

The nearest railway station to Chichi Mata Mandir is Jammu Tawi train station Junction which is 25KM away from Chichi Mata Mandir. The Temple is Located from Samba is 12 Kilometers.


Temple Address


NH1A, Darui,
Jammu and Kashmir 184120.

Significance

Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-

  • Salvation
  • Wealth
  • Relief from diseases
  • Purchase of vehicles
  • Gain Knowledge
Shlokas

Madhu Kaittabha Vidhvamsi Vidhaatr Varade Namah Ruupam Dehi Jayam Dehi Yasho Dehi Dvisso Jahi

Meaning -Oh Devi Durga, we salute you for destroying Madhu and Kaitabha and granting Lord Brahma the boon of protection. Please bestow on me spiritual beauty, victory and glory and crush my inner enemies.

Mahissaasura Nirnaashi Bhaktaanaam Sukhade Namah Ruupam Dehi Jayam Dehi Yasho Dehi Dvisso Jahi

Meaning -We salute Goddess Durga who destroyed Mahishasura, the demon, who bestows a lot of happiness on Her devotees. Please bestow on me spiritual beauty, victory and glory and crush my inner enemies.

Dhuumranetra Vadhe Devi Dharma Kaama Artha Daayini Ruupam Dehi Jayam Dehi Yasho Dehi Dvisso Jahi

Meaning -I offer my salutations to Durga Devi, who killed Dhumranetra, the demon, I offer my salutations to the giver of dharma, kama and artha to Her devotees. Please bestow on me spiritual beauty, victory and glory and crush my inner enemies.

Yaa Devii Sarvabhuuteshhu Maatrirupena Sansthitah Yaa Devii Sarvabhuuteshhu Shaktirupena Sansthitah Yaa Devii Sarvabhuuteshhu Shaantirupena Sansthitah Namastasyaih Namastasyaih Namastasyaih Namo Namah

Meaning -Goddess Durga is omnipresent and a personification of the universal mother, who is omnipresent and who embodies power and energy. Oh great mother, who also embodies peace, I bow to you, mother, I bow to Durga and I bow to Shakti.

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