Jammu, a lovely city on the foothills of the Himalayas has a very interesting past. According to popular legend, this city which now abounds in temples with the Lakshmi Narayan Temple being an important one amongst them was built by Raja Jambu Lochan after he saw a very rare sight.
A tiger and a goat were simultaneously drinking water from the Tawi River and this left him so startled that he decided that this piece of land would indeed be the ideal place for all human beings to coexist in peace and harmony. Hence the decision to raise a city.
The king's prophecy did not prove to be very wrong. Jammu has indeed earned a name for itself as a City of Temples with a very calm, sacred and divine character. People of this land regularly offer their prayers in the innumerous temples that are scattered around the place. The presence of the large number of temples contributes to a holy ambience. These temples are not just places of worship though; they are important tourist attractions just like the Lakshmi Narayan Temple.
The Lakshmi Narayan Temple may not be as well known as the Raghunath Mandir or temple of Bawey Wali Mata but it is definitely well worth a visit. In fact a temple tour of Jammu is incomplete without a visit to the Lakshmi Narayan Temple. You can join the devotees who flock the place and seek the blessings of Lakshmi and Narayan, two important gods of the Hindu Pantheon.
When on a tour to the state of Jammu and Kashmir, do not miss out on the Lakshmi Narayan Temple. You are sure to enjoy the multifarious sights and sounds that are characteristic of any temple premises and obviously of this temple too.