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About Shankaracharya Temple

The Shankararacharya temple is known by different names such as Pas Pahar and Takht-e-Suleiman. It is dedicated to Lord Shiv Ji and is situated at a height of 1000 feet above the sea level. The temple has stunning architecture. It has an octagonal shaped base with stone staircases. Persian inscriptions are inscribed on the step ways of the temple which reveal all the important events. The origin of the Shankaracharya Temple dates back to the 9th century. Adi Shankara visited the temple and since the temple has been named as the Shankaracharya temple. The best part of the Shankaracharya Temple is that it has religious significance for all the main religions of India. The Buddhist reveres it as a holy shrine. The idol of Shiv ji also known as Shiv Ling was placed in the temple in the late nineteenth century. The Christians also worship the temple and belive it to be the place of Jesus “The Prophet of Mankind”. The folks also believe that Jesus Christ visited Jammu and Kashmir. The history of the temple has been inscribed on the stair cases of the temple. While in the city, you must definitely visit the temple and explore the rich historical and religious heritage of the temple.

Highlights

  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Evening
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 2 hours
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Couple, Family
  • Not Allowed Footwear
  • Allowed Camera

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