is situated at a small hillock in village Pinger in Ramnagar Tehsil, about
20 Kms from Udhampur on Udhampur-Ramnagar Road and has been gaining
popularity since last few years. The Holy Shrine is about 6 Kms away from
the village Kaua on the Domail-Ramnagar Road and is linked with the track.
The Shrine consists of small cave where The divine power lies in the shape
of Pindies. The cave of Pingla Mata seems a small hole from outside but it
has as much space inside as to accommodate at least 500 people at a time.
Though the journey is tough yet it does not tire the devotees because of
scenic beauty throughout. The entire track consists of lush green pine trees
which inspire the devotees to move on.
As per the popular legend, some shepherds of Pinger village used to
come to this jungle for grazing their cattle. A girl used to provide them
food everyday but had warned them that this must not be disclosed to anyone.
As such they never felt the necessity to take meals at home. Their parents
were worried as to why they do not take meal at home. One day the villager
followed their children and watched them in the jungle. They saw a girl
serving food to the shepherds and then disappeared in a nearby cave.
came to this jungle for hunting and they saw a lion entering the cave. They
collected some firewood and burnt it at the mouth of the cave. But within no
time the hunters were astonished to see that the lion came out of the cave
after piercing the big rock. Then they entered entered the cave and saw Mata
there. Light can be seen coming from this narrow hole in the cave from where
the lion had gone out