The Most famous shrine dedicated to mother goddess is Sukrala Devi Shrine at a distance of 9.60 Kms from Billawar and about 75 Kms from Kathua. The Shrine is located at a height of 3500 ft on a hillock amidst sylevan surroundings.. The holy shirne is the abode of goddess Mal Devi, the re-incarnation of Sharda Devi.
The white line coated imposing edifice of the temple stands erect majestically. The pilgrims have to scale flights of many steps to reach venerated temple. The holy shrine is the abode of goddess Mal Devi, the re-incarnation of Sharda Devi. The goddess has manifested herself here in the shape of a Shilla (Stone Slab) seated on a Brass Lion with a silver mounted head. Behind it is also an image of Mahishasur Murdini (re-incarnation of Maha-Luxmi) standing on the body of Mahishasur, the Demon King.
The Goddess is four Armed with a sword in one of her hands. Many legends are associated with the Shrine. The Holy Shrine is believed to have been built by Madho Singh and exiled Prince of Chamba (Himachal Pardesh). The Pilgrimage to the Shrine is increasing every year. During the Navratras the Number goes upto over 50 thousand.
The holy shirne have been built by Madho Singh an exiled prince of Chamba.
Regular bus services ply directly from Jammu, Kathua, Udhampur and Billawar. A number of Sarais of PWD, State Tourism and Shrine Management are also located there.
Sukrala Springs : Though Sukrala Springs are now in miniscule number and are fastly depleting. Proceeding uphill towards Machadi which links Ramnagar through hilly terrain nestling amongst pines and deodar are having small natural springs with crystal clear water of ample importance.
Jai Jai Jai Sukarala Devi Mata Temple, Billawar-goddess Mal Devi-the re-incarnation of Sharda Devi-Madho Singh an exiled prince of Chamba
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