Temple of Sudh Mahadev is believed to be 2800 years old and this ancient temple houses a natural black marble lingam, Trishul (trident) of Lord Shiva and a mace (Gada) of Bheema, one of the five legendary Pandava brothers. This holy temple of Lord Shiva is located in Chanhani, a town near Patnitop at an altitude of 1225 meters and is about 120 kms from Jammu.
The Shrine is thronged with pilgrims from across the country on the full moon night of Shravan month (July-August) of vikram calendar to worship the “Trishul” (trident) and mace. A 3-day fair is also held during this period where devotees can also enjoy cultural programs.
Legend / Local stories
How to Reach:
Patnitop and end at Sudh Mahadev on the Chenani – Lati road. Sudh Mahadev is 20 kilometres from Chenani town. Chenani is a major town on the NH1A connecting Jammu to Srinagar. Hotels for every budget are available at Patnitop.
Sudhmahadev, Jammu and Kashmir 182141