Vairat Devi Temple
Vairat Devi Temple is a divine temple located 10 kms west of Chikhaldara, on the Vairat hills. This temple is dedicated to Goddess Vairat, who is considered to be the presiding deity of a small village of Amravati district, after whom the village is named as Vairat. The history of this temple is unknown and is believed to be built during the age of the Puranas.
The original temple is inside a natural cave and the route is pretty difficult for devotees especially aged people to reach. The temple is at the centre of Vairat village, which is a picturesque place in between Chikhaldara and the Satpura range. The ancient temple is located at the west of the village in the caves of Vairat hills. Tourists and devotees have to hang themselves with a rope and pass through the deep valley. After reaching the other side of the valley, people have to trek through the rocky climbs of the hills, finally reaching the cave entrance. While entering the cave, devotees must take the infinite number of stairs which goes at a depth of 100-150 feet downwards before reaching the main “Garbagriha” or the place where Devi Vairat’s idol is placed.
Due to this critical route, the temple administration has built a new temple beside the cave to facilitate “darshan” for the devotees. One must visit during morning hours if they plan to do an adventure trip to the ancient temple. The journey inside the cave can be a bit claustrophobic and is not advised for old people and pregnant ladies. There is no ticket cost at either of the temple complex. One can give puja during morning and evening Aratis in the new temple.
This Vairat Devi Temple of Amravati has an aura of heavens in it and is visited by hundreds of tourists every year.
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