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 built this temple.
As the temple is situated just on the border between Rajouri and the Pak Occupied Kashmir (POK), prior permission of the District Magistrate is required to visit this temple. Being situated at an altitude of 1524 m, the temple offers a panoramic view of the villages of Pak Occupied Kashmir.
All the four sides of this temple and both the sides of the passage to the temple are covered with numerous bells. From Rajouri, it is 3 hours journey by bus to the Peer Badesar Temple.
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