A pilgrimage to the Holy Shrine of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Ji is considered to be one of the holiest pilgrimages of our times. The Holy Cave attracts millions of devotees every year. In fact, the number of Yatris visiting the Holy Shrine annually now exceeds one crore. This is due to the unflinching faith of the devotees who throng the Shrine from all parts of India and abroad.
The Holy Cave attracts millions of devotees every year. In fact, the number of Yatris visiting the Holy Shrine annually now exceeds one crore. This is due to the unflinching faith of the devotees who throng the Shrine from all parts of India and abroad.
Mansar Lake is a sacred site that is popular among tourists as the legacy of Manasa Sarovar or 'the personification of purity'. This beautiful lake measures more than a mile in length and half-a-mile in width and is surrounded by lush green forests.
There are also some ancient temples on the lake's shores, which are visited by devotees in large numbers. According to local belief, newly wed couples should seek the blessings of Sheshnag by doing three "parikrama" or revolutions around the lake as it brings them good luck. Another belief associated with the lake is that taking a dip in the lake absolves people from their sins.
It is situated near Samba and is popularly known as Pehla Darshan of Vaishno Devi pilgrims. One of the prominent religious sites of Jammu and Kashmir, Chichi Mata is generally believed to be the gateway to the temple of Vaishno Devi.
A prominent itinerary of the Jammu and Kashmir pilgrim tourism, Chichi Mata draws numerous devotees from far and wide. The visit to the holy shrine of Vaishno Devi is incomplete without the visit to the famous religious monument of Chichi Mata. Thronged by ardent pilgrims of the Hindu religion, Chichi Mata temple authorities observes strict religious rituals as per the traditional customs.
Amongst the temples in Jammu, the Raghunath Temple takes pride of place being situated right in the heart of the city. This temple is situated at the city center and was built in 1857. Work on the temple was started by Maharaja Gulab Singh, founder of the Kingdom of Jammu and Kashmir, in 1835 AD and was completed by his son Maharaja Ranbir Singh in 1860 AD.
The inner walls of the main temple are covered with gold sheet on three sides.
Alongside the same Tawi river are the Peer Kho Cave temple, the Panchbakhtar temple and the Ranbireshwar temple dedicated to Lord Shiva with their own legends and specific days of worship. Peer Kho cave is located on the bank of river Tawi and it is widely believed that Ramayan character Jamvant (the bear god) meditated in this cave.
Located on the Shalimar Road near the New Secretariat, and built by Maharaja Ranbir Singh in 1883 AD.
A very popular shrine where millions of people pay obeisance annually and is presiding deity of many clans is situated at a distance of 8 Km from Vijaypur on National Highway. A local deity revered by people across the district famous shrine of the region situated at a distance of about 20 Kms from Samba town.
This temple is in swankha near vijaypur jammu Jammu(India). The temple of Baba Sidh Gorian is not for particular religion.
Thousands of devotees each year on either sides of the Indo-Pak International Border participate in the separate fairs at the Hindu shrine of Baba Dalip Singh Manhas, popularly known as "Baba Chamliyal" about 42 kms from Jammu, in Ramgarh sector of district Samba.
A "sea of humanity" with the hope of peace along borders through the Indo-Pak border for the annual "Chamliyal Mela" and collect the holy "Sharbat" (sweet water) and 'Shakkar' (soil) from the dargah of the famous saint.
Bahu Fort, which also serves as a religious temple, is situated about 5 km from Jammu city on a rock face on the left bank of the river Tawi. This is perhaps the oldest fort and edifice in Jammu city. Constructed originally by Raja Bahulochan over 300 years ago, the fort was improved and rebuilt by Dogra rulers. Inside the fort, there is a temple dedicated to the Goddess Kali, popularly known as Bave Wali Mata, the presiding deity of Jammu. Every Tuesday and Sunday pilgrims throng this temple and partake in "Tawi worship".
Purmandal is a holy place located in Jammu District, Jammu and Kashmir. It is about 30 km to the east of Jammu. It is also referred as 'Chhota Kashi'. Purmandal is situated on the banks of the Devika River, was an ancient center of trade and learning.
The prime attraction is the Purmandal Temple which is dedicated to 'Umapati' (Goddess Parvati). There are a number of temples built on rocks dedicated to Lord Shiva which presents an imposing sight. Regular bus service connects the town with Jammu.