The temple is surrounded by many storeys, and several think the temple is a representation of a Hindu goddess named Mata Adi Shakti / Adi Parashakti. Goddess Vaishnavi was born when Maha Lakshmi, Maha Gauri, and Maha Saraswati united their powers to stop the spread of inhuman monsters in the Treta Tuga.
She was asked to live on earth and keep defending it after destroying all the darkness that's now tainting the planet. Having to agree, she came in the form of a person and afterwards strolls just over, helping individuals with everyones issues. This angered the central Tantric, and he recruited his disciple, Bhairon Nath, to help him understand much more about enigmatic lady. However, Bhairon Nath became totally obsessed with Vaishnavi and started stalking her. She fled into a cave to hide from him, where she lived for nine months.
Bhairon Nath wanted to give up, and he wanted to try to impose himself on her when he discovered where she was.
Route to the temple:
The arduous 24 kilometre long trek (to and fro) braves the pilgrims and devoted devotees of the Mother Goddess to enter the temple that is always overflowing with immense holy energies. The path to the sanctuary begins at Ban Ganga in Katra, which is thought to have risen up from the earth several centuries ago when Vaishno Mata fired an arrow from her divine bow. The trek is challenging, however the roof covered routes, stairways, coolers, seating areas, pantries and food shops offered by the Shrine Board along the route are a relief in their attempt to ascend uphill or hit downhill for tired travelers.