Positioned along the banks of river Tawi, the impressive construction of Bahu Fort is probably the oldest construction in Jammu. The splendid waterfalls, green terraced gardens and blooming flowers inside this fort make it one of the most peaceful forts that you would have ever witnessed. Originally built by Raja Bahulochan about 3,000 years ago, this fort was afterwards renovated and extended by rulers of the Dogra dynasty. 5 kms away from the central part of the city, Bahu Fort is situated on the left bank of river Tawi. The Bahu fort is pretty well-known for Maha Kali temple, famous by the name of Bawey Wali Mata, positioned inside its premises. A lot of people visit the temple of Bawey Wali Mata round the year to seek the blessings of the Goddess.
Bawey Wali Mata is popular as the presiding Goddess of Jammu. The temple of Bawey Wali Mata was constructed in 1822, just after Maharaja Gulab Singh was coronated. The deity of this temple is regarded second only to Goddess Vaishno Devi when you take into account the mystical powers. Every Sunday and Tuesday, a huge number of pilgrims visit this temple to participate in "Tawi flowing worship". In fact, the temple of Bawey Wali Mata is one of the most esteemed temples of Goddess Kali in India.
So, make sure to book yourself for a trip to Bawey Wali Mata when you visit Jammu the next time. Just experiencing the serene and divine atmosphere will give you a sense of peace and calm your fraying nerves.