(Last Updated on : 19/11/2016)
of Jammu and Kashmir
is located in the northern part of India. The geographical terrain of this state is characterized by several valleys like the Kashmir Valley, major river
s such as the Indus River
, and several Himalayan glacier
s. The natural beauty of Jammu and Kashmir, along with Gurudwaras
, Buddhist monasteries
, etc draw a plethora of tourists to this state every year. Temple
s of Jammu and Kashmir are no exception in this regard. They also serve as spots that have the potential to catch the attention of tourists visiting this state.
is located at an elevation of about 1,852.16 m on top of the Shankaracharya hill, also known as the Gopadari Hill in the district of Srinagar
. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. To represent Lord Shiva
, a Shiva Linga
was placed in the temple during the nineteenth century.
Shankaragaurishvara Temple is situated in Patan
, near Baramulla
. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Shankaravarman, who once ruled Kashmir
is credited with the establishment of this temple. This temple represents Kashmiri style of architecture
Wangath Temple Complex
Complex is located in Wangath close to Naranag
in the Ganderbal district
of Jammu and Kashmir. The Archaeological Survey of India
has declared this group of monuments
as the centrally protected monuments of India. The primary deity of this complex is known to be Lord Shiva.
is located in the district of Jammu. This temple is regarded as one of the largest temple complexes of north India. This temple was constructed during 1822-1860. Lord Rama
, a form of Lord Vishnu
is known to be the ruling deity of this temple.
Mata Sarthal Devi Mandir
Mata Sartal Devi Mandir is housed in Sarthal near Kishtwar
. A trust called the Dharmarth Trust is known to be the managing body of this temple. Under the patronage of Raja Agar Dev of Kishtwar, Sarthal Devi Mandir was made using stones. Using the wood
of Dayalwan and Deviyun-van (forest
), Sartal Devi Mandir was refurbished in the year 1936 by Maharaja Hari Singh.
Vaishno Devi Mandir
Mandir is situated in Katra
on the Trikuta Mountains
. This temple is dedicated to Vaishno Devi, an incarnation of the Hindu mother goddess, Mahalakshmi
. Vaishno Devi is also known as Mata Rani, Trikuta and Vaishnavi.
Other Temples of Jammu and Kashmir
, Sharika Chakreshwar Temple, Ranbireshwar Temple
, Peer Kho Cave Temple and Avantipora Temple are some of the other temples of Jammu and Kashmir.