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Sudh Mahadev Temple, Patnitop

The Sudh Mahadev Temple is about 2400 years old and is situated in Udhampur district and a height of 1225 meters. Like many temples located here, this one too has an interesting legend to it. It is said that once Goddess Parvati was immersed in a deep prayer when a demon called Sudheet who was […]

Posted inAnantnag

Martand Sun Temple, Anantnag.

The Martand Sun Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Surya and built during the 8th century CE. Martand is another Sanskrit name for the Hindu Sun-god. Now in ruins, the temple is located five miles from Anantnag in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It was destroyed during the sultanate of Sikandar Butshikan. […]

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Ardh kuwari cave, Katra

The term Adhkuwari is believed to have come from Adi kumari, which means “The Eternal Virgin”. According to the legend, when Vaishnavi, in the form of a small girl, disappeared from the Bhandaara organized by Pandit Shridhar, she halted at Banganga and Charan Paduka. From there she reached Adhkuwari, where, in a small womb shaped […]

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Mangalam Devi Temple, Badgam

Mangalam Devi Temple is a revered centre of Idukki district, located at a distance of 15 km from Thekkady in Kerala. It is perched on a hill, at an altitude of 1337 above the sea level. The auspicious occasion of Chitra Pournami is celebrated with great enthusiasm at the shrine. For homage at the temple, […]

Posted inRajouri

Peer Badesar Temple, Rajauri

Peer Badesar Temple, built in 142 AD, is located at Veer Vadweshavar village in Rajouri District of Jammu and Kashmir. Veer Vadweshavar is about 60 km from Rajouri.The temple is believed to have been constructed by King Kanishka in memory of Veer Vadweshavar, the son of Lord Shiva. After defeating the King Dakasha, Veer Vadweshavar stayed at this village, where Kanishka afterward […]

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Baba Dhansar Temple, Katra

Baba Dhansar Temple is located 15 km away from Katra on way to Salal Dam. A huge spring emerging from the rocks forms a number of small cascading waterfalls before flowing into the holy river that merges with the Chenab River. At Baba Dhansar Temple, devotees find a naturally formed Shivling, on which droplets of […]

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Jyeshtheswara Temple, Srinagar

Jyeshtheswara Temple holds various myths and beliefs as it is considered to be built by Pandavas during 5th century. Some other researchers believe that this temple was built in 6th century by king Gopaditya and others believe that it was constructed by Jaluka, son of Emperor Ashoka. In 8th century, this temple was renovated and […]

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Mamaleshwar Temple, Pahalgam

Mamaleshwar Temple is one of the most ancient temples in Pahalgam, with its history dating back to the 12th century. Built by King Jayasimha on the right bank of River Lidder, this temple is devoted to Lord Shiva. The temple encompasses a pedestal and a Shiva Lingam, with a pure water spring covered by a […]

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Banganga Temple, Katra

Banganga Temple is one of the worship centres in the destination, which is about 3 km from Katra. As per myths, Goddess Durga on her way to Trikuta Hills from Bhumika Temple made a halt at the site, as Langoor Vir was thirsty. After watching his misery, Goddess shot an arrow into the stone to […]

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Bahu Temple, Jammu

Bahu Temple is one of the ancient temples of Jammu, which is situated on a rock face on the left bank of River Tawi. The foundation stone of the temple within Bahu Fort complex is believed to have been laid over 3,000 years ago by Raja Bahulochan. The holy shrine dedicated to Goddess Kali is […]