Vaishno Devi, also known as Mata Rani, Trikuta, Ambe and Vaishnavi is the embodiment of The Mother Goddess, Devi. The words "Maa", "Amma" " and "Mata" are commonly used in India for mother, and thus are often heavily used in connection with Vaishno Devi. Goddess Vaishnavi was formed from the combined energies of Goddess Parvati/Mahakali, Mahalakshmi, and Mahasaraswati. She is also considered as warrior form of Mahalakshmi .
Vaishno Devi Mandir is a Hindu temple located in Katra at the Trikuta Mountains within the Indian Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
Ever since the inception of Shrine Board in 1986, the Holy Shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi has witnessed an ever-increasing number of devotees. The Yatra that stood at 13.96 Lakhs in the year 1986, increased to 104.95 lakhs (10.4 Million) in the year 2012, 93.24 Lakhs in the year 2013, 78.03 Lakhs in the year 2014, 77.76 Lakhs in the year 2015, 77.23 Lakhs in the year 2016 and 85.87 Lakhs in the year 2018.