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Raghunath Temple in Jammu

Jammu is popularly referred to as the City of Temples, and justifiably so. Innumerous temples are found in various parts of the city but what makes the Raghunath Temple so special is its unique location right in the heart of the city. Characterized by seven shrines with gorgeous gold-plated interiors, the Raghunath Temple is dedicated to Lord Rama. Even though there are several galleries with lakhs of Saligrams, the main shrine of the Raghunath Temple in Jammu houses an image of Lord Rama. Sheets of gold on this main shrine's three sides give it a stunning look. Lord Rama, Vishnu's eighth incarnation, is the patron deity of the Dogras, and hence a large number of devotees flock to the temple to offer their prayers to this lord.

History of Raghunath Temple

Maharaja Gulab Singh, the founder of the kingdom of Jammu and Kashmir, is credited with the beginning of construction activities of this temple way back in 1835 A.D. His son and successor, Maharaja Ranbir Singh, completed the task undertaken by his father. Finally, in 1860, after 25 years, the temple doors were opened to the public for worship.

The Architecture of Raghunath Temple

Any careful observer will notice Mughal architectural influence in the temple's structure. The arches of the Raghunath Temple will attract your attention. In addition, a portrait of Ranbir Singh and a sculpture of Hanuman are sighted at the temple's entrance.

Timing of Raghunath Temple: 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM

How to Reach Raghunath Temple

Raghunath Temple in Jammu is one of the most significant shrines that attract pilgrims and tourists. It is located in the center of Jammu and can be easily reached from any city corner. The nearest airport to this temple is Jammu airport, which is 8 km away. Jammu Tawi is the closest railway junction to this temple, around 7 km. Jammu Bus stand is only 0.5 km far from Raghunath temple.

Many other temples surround the Raghunath Temple and have been dedicated to various Gods and Goddesses associated with the epic Ramayana. Any visitor will be very surprised to know that statues of nearly all important Gods and Goddesses of the Hindu Pantheon find a place within the different sanctums of these temples. The entire ambiance of the temple complex is very holy and will surely give the visitors complete peace of mind. You can plan your Jammu holiday with our customizable tour packages and include many temples on your tour.


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