Banganga

Banganga

Banganga

This is a rivulet is Katra. The river is at an altitude of approximately 2,700 feet above sea level. The Katra rivulet has its history associated to the Indian goddess known as Mata Vaishno Devi. It is believed that when the goddess was undertaking her walk to the holy shrine, she created this rivulet with her arrow.  The history further states that the goddess was in the company of Langoor-Veer. As they were proceeding to the Trikutu hills, Langoor-Veer become thirsty and the goddess struck her arrow to the ground, producing the rivulet. Banganga rivulet has flowing water all through the seasons. It however reduces in the water amount during the dry seasons or during the winter seasons when the water may turn into ices. Banganga rivulet has a major tourist impact in Katra. It is believed to be a holy River. Many pilgrimages come to deep themselves in to the holy water, before proceeding to their destinations. The rivulet attracts both local and international tourists who are seeking for blessings and cleansing. It is however toured by a large number during the festivals held in the holy shrines. From the rivulet location, one can proceed to other attraction sites like the shrines.

Type : River and Tourist Place

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