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About Raghunath Temple

Situated in the heart of Jammu city, the Raghunath temple is a popular pilgrim and tourist destination. The temple work was initially started by Maharaja Gulab Singh in 1835 AD and was completed by his son Maharaja Ranbir Singh in 1860 AD. A sight to behold, every nook and corner of this temple spills of holiness. The temple comprises of clusters of many small and big shrines and temples within it, this is what accounts to its largeness in area. Inside the inner sanctum of the temple, there are big statues of lingams among those of other Gods and Goddesses connected with the epic of Ramayana. The seven shrine walls have well-crafted images of various deities mainly incarnations of Lord Vishnu, over a 300! These also have tower tops of their own which light up at night and glitter away beautifully. Do you know that the inner walls of the temple are completely made of gold sheets? The architecture is Mughal- spiral towers and arches. There are many, galleries of ‘Saligrams’ which are fossilized shells. Apart from this, there is a Sanskrit library here that is said to contain many rare manuscripts. Both morning and evening aartis are blissful.

Historical Context: It is hardly 130years old and was completed by Maharaja Ranbir Singh in 1860AD.

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  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 3 hours
  • Best Visited With Group, Couple, Solo, Family
  • Not Allowed Footwear, Camera, Video

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