Raghunath Temple

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About Raghunath Temple in Jammu

Raghunath Temple is located right in the middle of Jammu, at a close distance to the Jammu Airport, and is believed to be the largest shrine complex of North India. The Raghunath Temple complex consists of seven temples, where each temple has a shikhar of its own. The presiding deity of Raghunath Temple in Jammu is Lord Rama, an avatar of Lord Vishnu.

History of Raghunath Temple

The construction of the Raghunath Temple began in 1835 AD by Maharaja Gulab Singh, who was the founder of the Kingdom of Jammu and Kashmir. Its construction was later continued by his son, Maharaja Ranbir Singh, in 1860.

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Architecture of Raghunath Temple


The Raghunath Temple complex consists of seven temples, each of which captivates the tourists with their outstanding architecture. Each of these seven enormous temples is topped with lofty spires, called shikaras in the local language. A portrait of Maharaja Ranbir Singh sits at the entrance of the temple, along with a portrait of Lord Hanuman. The other shrines display various reincarnations of Lord Vishnu. Another shrine, which is dedicated to Lord Surya, contains various forms of God. The interior walls of this famous religious attraction in Jammu is wrapped by gold sheets on three sides. Inside the temple there is also a gallery which houses various lingams, or phallic shaped forms of Lord Shiva, and on top of them, saligrams are placed. An unusual feature of the Raghunath Temple is that almost all the image of Hindu gods and goddesses are found inside. Another interesting fact about the temple is that you can see influences of Mughal architecture inside the temple. There is also a library inside the temple which houses rare Sanskrit books and manuscripts.

Timings of Raghunath Temple

6:00 AM to 8:00 PM