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Raghunath Temple

The famous Raghunath temple is situated in the heart of Jammu city and surrounded by a group of other temples. This temple dedicated to Lord Rama is an outstanding and unique piece of monument in Northern India. The construction of this Hindu temple was initiated and started by Maharaja Gulab Singh, founder of the Kingdom of Jammu and Kashmir in 1835 AD and was completed by his son Maharaja Ranbir Singh in 1860 AD. The inner walls of the main temple are covered with gold sheet on three sides. There are many galleries with lakhs of 'Saligrams'. The surrounding temples are dedicated to various Gods and Goddesses connected with the legendary epic of Ramayana.

Raghunath Temple

History of Raghunath Temple

Amongst the temples in Jammu, the Raghunath temple dedicated to Lord Rama, takes pride of the place, being situated right in the heart of Jammu. The temple has seven shrines, with gold-plated interiors. The most important shrine houses the Dogra's patron deity, Rama, Vishnu's eighth incarnation. The cluster of temples makes it the largest temple complex in Northern India and makes it an important tourist destination for visitors of Jammu.

The inner sanctums of the temples contain gigantic statues of Gods and Goddesses and numerous 'lingams'. It contains representatives of almost the entire Hindu Pantheon, which makes it a rare sight to witness for its visitors. The inner walls of the main temple are covered with gold sheet on three sides. There are many galleries with lakhs of 'Saligrams'. The surrounding Temples are dedicated to various Gods and Goddesses connected with the epic of Ramayana. The arches and architectural details show Mughal influence.

Morning and evening aartis are ritually attended by hundreds of devotees and there is also a stone lingam here and in the other shrines, for this is a center for Shakti worship. A portrait of Ranbir Singh, the temple patron and a sculpture of Hanuman are at the entrance. The other shrines have images of Vishnu in various incarnations, Shiva and Surya. The Sanskrit Library of the temple contains numerous rare manuscripts.

A visit to Raghunath Temple, Jammu will uplift you spiritually and provide you inner peace of mind.

 

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