Ranbireshwar Temple, Kashmir

Ranbireshwar Temple

Location: Ranbireshwar Temple is positioned on Shalimar road, close to the New Secretariat in Jammu.

Description: Ranbireshwar Temple was constructed in the year 1883 by Maharaja Ranbir Singh. Presiding deity of this temple is lord Shiva and this temple is considered to be one of the biggest Shiva temples in the entire north India. The temple has a lingam at its centre that is around 8 feet in height and it has been built out of black stone. Temple has 12 shivlings measuring 15 cm to 38 cm. There are galleries in which 1.25 lack dwarf lingams fixed on stone slabs can be witnessed, which were brought from River Narmada. Huge images of Ganesha, Kartikeya and Nandi bull are also a prominent feature of this popular shrine. This temple remains open for common masses all the time. Outside this temple you can see a lot of stall, where people sell flowers and bel patra that devotees take to this temple and offer on the shivlingam so as to appease the god.

Activities: Devotees visit this temple to offer prayers. They also pour water along with milk on shivlingam which is considered to be of great religious significance in Hindu religion.

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