MATERIAL CODE : FGCO000425
The holy shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi is tucked into a beautiful, ancient cave high up on the sacred Trikoota Mountain, which can be reached from Katra town in Jammu. As per the legend, Mata had incarnated as a beautiful princess in Treta Yuga as a Shakti of Mother Parvati, Saraswati and Lakshmi for the welfare of mankind. She performed penances in the cave on Trikuta Mountain. When the time came, her body merged into the astral form of the three divine energies; Mahakali, Mahalakshmi and Mahasaraswati. The holy and blessed shrine of Vaishno Mata is one of the rare Shakti Peethas or abode of supreme power in the Indian subcontinent.
Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board was set up in August 1986. The Shrine Board has continuously strived hard to provide all possible facilities to the Devotees visiting the Holy Cave Shrine of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Ji. Today the Shrine Board is recognized as one of the major service providing organization in the country. The Government of India released the commemorative coin to mark 25 years of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine board establishment.