Chichi Mata Temple

Brimming with spirituality and history, the Chi Chi Mata Temple is located in Jammu's Samba District, amidst pastoral surroundings. Since its foundation dates back centuries, this ancient temple is particularly significant to both locals and visitors. Regarded as the entrance to the Vaishno Devi temple, Chichi Mata Temple is one of the most important religious locations in the state. Reportedly, it is an essential component of the pilgrimage to the Mata Vaishno Devi shrine and known as the ‘pehla’ darshan. If one doesn't visit Chichi Mata, the Vaishno Mata Yatra isn't complete. During the Navratra festival, a large number of devotees mob the temple. The legend states that after the goddess Sati offered herself as a sacrifice in Yagya, her tiniest finger fell to the site of the current temple. Your spiritual self will awaken in Chichi Mata Temple's serene and pure atmosphere. The Chichi Mata Temple has towers, just like the other Hindu temples. Several smaller towers encircle the main tower, which stands in the middle of the temple grounds. In addition to Chichi Mata, who is regarded as a manifestation of Goddess Durga, there are idols of Lord Shiva. The exterior of the temple is painted white. As you explore the grounds of Chi Chi Mata Temple, take a moment to soak in the tranquility of the surroundings and marvel at the beauty of this hidden gem in Samba District. Whether you're a devout pilgrim or a curious traveler, a visit to this sacred site is sure to leave a lasting impression on your heart and soul.

  • Best Time to Visit: Throughout the year (It is hot in Summer so people are advised to visit the place in the morning or evening).
  • Ideal Duration: 1 to 2 hours
  • Distance From Airport: The nearest airport is in Jammu which is 32 kms away.
  • Distance From Railway Station: The nearest railway station is in Samba which is 8.9 kms away.
  • Distance From Road: It is situated 34 kms away from Jammu.
  • Travel Tips: Offer prayers, explore the temple, enjoy scenic views and take nature walks
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