Rani Ma Vaishno Devi followed and worshiped Lord
Vishnu and considered him as HER ideal.
At about 2 kms from Katra, from where we start our
Rani Ma Yatra today, is situated an old village, Hansal,
also called (Hansalli). Around 700 years ago, there
lived a very poor priest named Pandit Shirdhar, who was
very heartily devoted to Rani Ma Vaishnodevi. He used to
sing his daily prayers and performed Rani Ma Puja daily.
He also used to worship little girls (called Kanya
Pujan) regularly. And as faith was, he was childless and
had no children of his own.
His daily Puja and
Prayers for Rani Ma Vaishnodevi went on for many years.
At last seeing his firm-faith and the true devotion,
Rani Ma one day came to Panditji, in the form of a
little innocent girl.
Pandit Shridhar had been busy in his daily
preparation of Kanya Pujan, where, some little girls
were present before him. Rani Ma Vaishnodevi manifested
herself in those little-girls. As per the Hindu
tradition, while Pt. Shirdhar had been washing the feet
of these little girls, his sight fell on Rani Ma
manifested Herself in the form of a little girl.
Panditji was astonished to see HER celestial beauty in
vermilion garbs; SHE wore on HER divine body...