Paddar is broadly known for the Machail Yatra and we additionally know Mata Chandi as Machail Mata. Paddar is a Sub-Division of District Kishtwar and Machail is one of the little towns of Paddar. Maa Chandi or Machail Mata lives in the remotest corner of Paddar at an elevation of around 9500ft above ocean level.
It is a trek separation of around 30 kms by walking from the Gulabgarh Village. This is the last town associated by street. Consistently a great many fans pay visit to the Holy Shrine of Mata Machail with the confidence resolute and to get the endowments of Mata Machail Waali.
The quantity of pioneers with each passing year has continued expanding manifolds.The Machail Yatra alongside Holymace begins from Chinote in Bhaderwah amid the long stretch of August consistently with a great deal of energy and enthusiasm in the midst of the serenades of Maa Chandi.
Enthusiasts from Jammu begin their voyage from the Lakshmi Narayan Mandir Pacca Danga subsequent to taking the regard and join the Holy Yatra at Bhaderwah from where it continues towards Kishtwar and afterward to Village Atholi in Paddar. The Holymace is invited enroute by a huge number of aficionados at different towns with them offering free Langars at Gulabgarh, Massu, Kundhail, Chishoti, Hamori and Machail