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Shiv Khori Cave Shrine

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Shiv Khori.
This holy cave is nearly a kilometre long and houses a 4 ft high, naturally formed ‘Shivling’. It is considered second only to the shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi in religious importance. There are stalactites and stalagmites dripping milky limestone water.

To the left of Shivling Mata Parwati is symbolized by impression of Her Holy feet. Kartikeya is also seen in left of Shivlingam. At nearly 2.5 feet above, five headed Ganesha is can be seen. The Holy cave has a number of other natural images which are believed to be that of 33 crores Hindu Deities.

The cave roof is etched with snake like formations, the water trickles through these in the cave. ‘Three pronged lance’ depicting the Trident (Trishul) of Lord Shiva and ‘Six Mouthed Sheshnaga’ are also seen on the roof of the cave. The main portion of cave roof has round cutting mark signifying construction of cave by Sudarshan Chakra of Lord Vishnu.

Shiv Khori Festival is organised every year on the eve of Maha Shivratri. Pilgrims throng the holy cave to seek blessings of Lord Shiva on this auspicious day ... more
Legend associated with Shiv Khori - The legend goes that thousands of years ago, a demon Bhashmasur spent a lot of time meditating deeply on Lord Shiva and managed to extract a blessing from Lord Shiva ... more
Location - Situated at a distance of about 130 KMs from Jammu and about 80 KMs from Katra, the Holy Cave of Shiv Khori Shrine has 3.5 KMs tracking distance from Ransoo (Tehsil Reasi), the base camp. Shiv Khori is well connected with Jammu & Katra by road ... more
Reaching Shiv Khori - To reach the Holy Cave Shrine of Shiv Khori one has to track a distance of 3.5 KMs from Ramsoo, the base camp. Ransoo is connected via Road with Jammu as well as Katra. And Jammu or Katra, is well connected with the rest of India via Air, Rail & Road ... more
Helicopter Service to Shiv Khori Shrine Launched - Reasi (Jammu), October, 13 - Divisional Commissioner, Jammu who is also the Chairman of Shri Shivkhori Shrine Board (SSKSB) Dr. Pawan Kotwal inaugurated the Helicopter Service for pilgrims to Shri Shiv Khori Shrine ... more
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