It is situated at 5300 feet MSL- A sacred spot! A sure resort of
beatitude!! The journey's end!!! Before entering, yatris have to
wade through a small stream, called Charan Ganga. The place where
the image is installed and worshipped is small, but well illumined.
The hall in-front is spacious enough to accommodate hundreds of
pilgrims. Yatris are admitted in lines well regulated. The long
unending queues of yatris jostling and chanting greet the MOTHER at
long last seated on a high pedestal well decorated. The beautiful
image of the MOTHER in floral decoration feasts the eyes, but for a
fleeting second, like the darsan of Sri Balaji at Tirumala, where
several kinds of hardships faced during the days of journey and
thousands of rupees spent on everything end in a split second.
Though the darsan ends in a flash, in that flash itself, the MOTHER
sees the supplicant from top to toe, and knows what he requires and
when it has to be granted. After offering prayers with breaking of
coconuts, the yatris move slowly kissing the damp chiselled walls,
desiring to partaking the divinity embedded in all parts of that
holiest of holy place. The yatris as they emerge hail the MOTHER
with faces wreathed in smiles, hearts
going heavenwards and souls overflowing with inexplicable bliss. And
with red-scarves over their heads a practice observed here by every
pilgrim. Another object of adoration is the Siva Lingam embedded
into the cave wall, facing the MOTHER'S image. Paying obeisance to
Lord Maheswar, they finally come out.