Raghunath Temple, Jammu

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Raghunath Temple consists of a complex of seven Hindu shrines, each with its own Shikhara. It is one of the largest temple complexes of north India. It is located in Jammu in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. The temple was built during the period 1822–1860 by order of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, while Jammu was under his administration by Maharaja Gulab Singh. The temple has many gods in its complex of shrines, but the presiding deity is Rama, an Avatar of Vishnu. The Mughal architectural influence is seen in all the spiral shaped towers which have gold plated spires, except the tower over the main shrine which is said to be in Sikh architectural style. The niches in the walls of the shrines are decorated with 300 well crafted images of deities. The paintings in the 15 panels of the main shrine are based on themes from Ramayana, Mahabharata, and Bhagavad Gita.The temple was also in the news during 2002 when suicide bombers Fidayeen of the Lashkar-e-Toiba attacked it twice with grenades and indulged in indiscriminate firing which resulted in death of many devotees and also in injuries to many people.
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  • It's a great temple but beware of the pandit assigned with each Murti who'll try to loot u. There is a locker room available where u need to keep ur wallet, mobile, belt etc. The market along with tem...  more »
  • This temple is situated in the middle of Raghunath Bazaar...the main market of Jammu city... The temple is heavily guarded...and security is very tight because of security threats every now and then.....  more »
  • Nice temple. Be careful from Pandits and pujaris (priests). Sad part is mobile or camera not allowed inside.  more »

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Budget-friendly accommodation options lie throughout Jammu City--mostly pilgrim guesthouses with dormitory-style rooms situated near the main train station, around Vinaik Bazaar, and in some of the temple complexes. You can also opt for one of the small but modern mid-range hotels, in close proximity to the riverbank. If visiting in summer, try to book ahead, as the hotels and guesthouses can be full during the holy month of Shraavana.
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