Shiv Khori Festival is celebrated on the eve of Maha Shivratri every year. Lakhs of pilgrims from different parts of the country visit this Cave Shrine to seek blessings of Lord Shiva.
The Holy Cave of Shiv Khori Shrine.
Dedicated to the Lord Shiva, the Shiv Khori Shrine is situated on a hillock in Ransoo village of Tehsil Reasi of the Udhampur District in Jammu region of the Jammu & Kashmir state. Vehicles go up to village Ransoo, surrounded by lush green mountains. Pilgrims have to traverse about 3 kms track from Ransoo by foot. The Shiv Khori Shrine can be approached by road from Katra, Udhampur and Jammu. The Road Distance of Village Ransoo is approximately 130 Kilometers from Jammu and approximately 80 Kilometers from Katra (the base camp of Mata Vaishno Deviji)
A view of Pilgrims after the Holy Darshan.
In view of the increasing number of pilgrims during the Maha Shivratri Mela, the Shiv Khori Shrine Board has taken up a number of steps to provide more and more facilities to the devotees. The state government administration takes up this task every year to ensure the smooth conduct of the Yatra. The administration keeps a regular check on the langers operating during the festival days for ensuring better eating facilities to the pilgrims and proper security arrangements for the pilgrims coming to take part in Shiv Khori Festival.
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