Charan Paduka

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About Charan Paduka in Katra, Jammu

The religious site of Charan Paduka in Katra is popular amongst pilgrims who visit Mata Vaishno Devi Cave Temple. This white temple is believed to be the place where Mata Vaishno Devi/Vaishnavi stopped over to check if she was still being chased by Bhairon Nath, the disciple of Mahayogi Guru Goraksh Nathji.

In Charan Paduka Temple, the feet impression of Mata Vaishno Devi can be seen on a rock slab. The holy temple in Katra is situated at a height of 1030 m and is at a short distance away from Banganga River and Bridge. It was earlier a small shrine but now it has been transformed into a scenic and large temple.

Mythology of Charan Paduka

According to the legend, while escaping from Bhairon Nath towards the caves in the Trikuta Hills, Mata Vaishno Devi came to a halt at a place where one can still see her footprints on a rock slab.

Best Time to Visit Charan Paduka

Like Mata Vaishno Devi, Charan Paduka temple is open throughout the year, however, the best time to visit here is between March and October. The weather is quite pleasant during these months.

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