• Top 50 Most

Beautiful

Temples in Jammu &

Kashmir

• The Kheer Bhawani Temple

The Goddess Ragnya Devi is symbolized as the sacred spring at Tula Mula village. Within this spring exists a small marble temple, where devotees offer Milk Kheer, on eighth day of full Moon in May. Believers say the Goddess changes the spring’s colour.

• The Shankaracharya Temple

It stands tall at the top of a hill known as Takht-I-Sulaiman, in the south-east of Srinagar dating back to 250BC. Earlier, this temple was known as Gopadri. Built on a high octagonal plinth the main surviving shrine consists of a circular cell. An inscription in Persian within the Temple traces its origin to the reign of Emperor Shah Jehan.

• The Lord Surya or Martand Temple

A medieval temple built by King Laitaditya, it is a colonnaded courtyard wherein the shrine takes the centre stage. The temple rests on 84 columns and commands a magnificent view of the valley!

• Lord Shiva & Lord Vishnu at Awantipur

Inside the township of Avantiswara, two temples, one big of Lord Shiva and the other, a small temple of Lord Vishnu. Though in dilapidated condition, many devout still make it a point to visit.

• Sharika Devi Temple

Surrounded by almond orchards, makes for a delightful view in April, when trees blossom. Perched on top of the Hari Parbat, is the Sharika Devi temple, believed to be a form of Durga Devi.

TEMPLES IN JAMMU

• Mata vaishno devi (Katra)

• Bawey Wali Mata (Jammu)

• Peer Kho (Jammu)

• Ranbireshwar temple (Jammu)

• Panchbakhtar temple (Jammu)

• Shiv khori (Udhampur)

• Sudh Mahadev (Patnitop)

• Lakshmi Narayan Temple (Jammu)

• Buddha Amarnath Temple (Poonch)

• Sarthal Mata Temple (Kishtwar)

• Purmandal Temple (Jammu)

• Sui and Burj temple (Jammu)

• Bala Sundri Temple (Kathua)

• Sukrala Mata Temple (Billawar)

• Kameshwar Temple (Akhnoor)

• Kolkandoli Temple (Nagrota)

• Chichi Mata Temple (Samba)

• Sheshnag Temple- Mansar Lake

• Mata Chanchloyee Devi Temple (kathua)

• Shiv Temple (Basohli Fort)

• Mahabilvakeshwar temple (Billawar)

• Temples in Basohli City

• Nag Temple (Patnitop)

• Vasuki Nag Temple (Bhaderwah)

• Krimchi Temples (Jammu)

• Guptganga Temple (Bhaderwah)

• Machail Mata Temple (Kishtwar)

• Gadadharji Temple (Jammu)

• Babore Temple (Udhampur)

• Dudhadhari Temple (Jammu)

• Aap Shambhu Temple (Jammu)

• Ram Kund Temple (Poonch)

• Gauri Kund Temple (Patnitop)

• Mantalai Temple (Jammu)

• Shankaracharya Temple (Srinagar)

• Sharika Devi Temple (Srinagar)

• Kheer Bhawani (Srinagar)

• Martand Temple (Anantnag)

• Temple Ruins (Avantipura)

• Mattan Temple (Pahalgam)

• Mamleshwar Temple (Pahalgam)

• Pandrethan Temple (Srinagar)

• Maharani Temple (Gulmarg)

• Shri Amarnath Shrine(Pahalgam)

5 Shiv temples in Jammu you must visit on Shivratri.

1) Aap Shambu Temple, Jammu

The Aap Shambhu Temple at Sathrian (Roop Nagar), is a rare temple in Jammu where Lord Shiva is believed to be present in a natural Shiva Linga form.  According to the popular belief, the Svayambhu Linga  is not covered any kind of roof rather it has a very old bush of ‘Akk’  and ‘Garna’ tree on the other side. Various other trees like old Borh, Mango, Krengal, and Billva trees are in the temple premises.

                    

 2)  Shiv Khori, Reasi

Shivkhori is a famous shrine of Hindus devoted to lord Shiva, situated in the Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir state in India. Khori means cave (Guffa) and Shiv Khori thus denotes Shiva’s cave. This natural cave is about 200 metres long, one metre wide and two to three metres high and contains a self made lingam, which according to the people is unending. The passage from outer to the inner chamber is low and small, at one spot it divides itself into two parts. One of these is believed to have led to Kashmir where Swami Amarnath cave is located. It is now closed as some sadhus who dared to go ahead never returned.

                

3) Peer Kho Temple

Based on the epic Ramayana, it is believed that Jamvant (the bear god) adopted the cave as a place where he went into deep meditation. The temple is located on the banks of Tawi River and is dedicated to Lord Shiva.

          

4) Ranbireshwar Temple

Ranbireshwar Temple is one of the prime attractions in the picturesque Jammu city. It is a very ancient shrine, located at Shalimar Road near the New Secretariat. Maharaja Ranbir Singh built it in 1883, dedicated to Lord Shiva.

              

5)  Purmandal Uttar Behni Temple

Purmandal Temple, also known as Chhota Kashi, it dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. It is located in Jammu & Kashmir and it is 30 Km far from Jammu located on the bank of the beautiful Devak River. It is believed that maximum lingums of this temple originated naturally in the nearby areas of Purmandal—Indreshwar, Gyaneshwar, Bhuteshwar and Bikeshwar. They are different avatars of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.