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Temples in Jammu And Kashmir


Amarnath Temple, Jammu and Kashmir

To quench your spiritual thirst, you can plan a temple tour to Jammu and Kashmir. This is a land, which was an abode of the gods and goddesses and great sages during the ancient times. Some of the most important pilgrimage centers are located in this state, and has a lot to offer in terms of spirituality. In fact, Jammu is popularly known as the temple city as it is dotted with numerous shrines.


Some of the Most Important Temples in Jammu and Kashmir Are:


Vaishno Devi Temple

Famous the world over, Vaishno Devi is one of the most important pilgrimages of the Hindus. The Vaishno Devi Temple is dedicated to goddess Vaishno, an incarnation of goddess Durga. It is believed that prayers of the devotees who come to take blessings from the goddess at Vaishno Devi Temple never go unanswered. The temple is located at an altitude of 5,200 feet in a cave perched on the Trikuta mountains. The temple can be visited throughout the year but extra care needs to be taken during the winters.


Raghunath Temple

Dedicated to Lord Rama, Raghunath Temple is a famous pilgrimage of the Hindus. Its foundation was laid by King Gulab Singh and his son Ranbir Singh in the year 1835. The beautifully carved columns of the temple are notable. They are amazingly decorated. The temple is surrounded by several other temples dedicated to different Hindu gods.


Sudh Mahadv Temple

Sudh Mahadv Temple is a beautiful temple located near Patnitop in Kashmir. Devoted to lord Shiva, the temple draws maximum visitors during the Asad Purnima Fair, which is celebrated every year at the temple.


Amarnath Temple

Held in high regard by the Hindus, the Amarnath Temple is ideally located in the beautiful and lofty Himalayas. It is believed that it is here that Lord Shiva revealed the secret of creation to goddess Parvati. Located in caves, the temple is believed to be 5,000 years old. An interesting fact about the temple is that every year a huge ice lingam is formed in the Amarnath cave symbolizing Lord Shiva.


Kheer Bhawani Temple

Built in honor of the goddess Maharagya Devi, Kheer Bhawani Temple is located 14 miles from the city of Srinagar.


Bawey Wali Mata Temple

A famous pilgrimage center, Bawey Wali Mata Temple is located in Bahu Fort in the city of Jammu. The temple is devoted to goddess Mahakali.

 

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