The Ardh Kumari Cave is considered to be one of the few pit stops on your way to pay respects to the Vaishno Devi Shrine in Jammu and Kashmir. The cave is located almost half way on the hike to the Maata Vaishno Devi Temple. The cave is cosidered to be close to 15 gt long and is located close to 4,800 ft above seal level and is located just about 5 km from the Charan Paduka.
Legend has it that Ma Vaishnodevi took shelter in this cave while meditating for nine months. This is the place where Ma Vaishnodevi beheaded Bhairavnarth in the form of Mahakali. It is believed that Durga hid herself from Bhairavnath for close to nine months in this cave and that when he finally found her, Vaishno Devi made a new opening to the cave with her trident.
BEST TIME TO VISIT VAISHNO DEVI
The average minimum and maximum temperature of Vaishno Devi is as given below. The best time to visit Vaishno Devi is also specified.