6 beautiful temples to visit on the eve of Maha Shivratri near Jammu city: Jammu city is blessed with some famous shiv temple that must be on your list to visit on Shivratri.

 

6 beautiful temples to visit on the eve of Maha Shivratri near Jammu city

Maha Shivratri is the another famous Hindu festival celebrated with enthusiasm  in India and outside India too. This festival is generally celebrated on the month Maagh (February or March) according to the Hindu Lunar Calendar. In 2019 Maha Shivratri is on 4th March.

6 beautiful temples to visit on the eve of Maha Shivratri near Jammu city

On this auspicious day, the Hindu temples around India is decorated beautifully and devotees of Lord Shiva  in large numbers, visit Shiv  temple and offer prayers to seek blessings from Lord Shiva.

6 beautiful temples to visit on the eve of Maha Shivratri near Jammu city

It is also believed that the Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati married on this day. Many people also observe a fast on this day and offer sweets, flowers, milk and bael leaves on Shiva Linga.

The roar of the devotees shouting ‘Shivji ki Jai’ and ‘Om Namah Shivaya’ turn the whole atmosphere of temples truly positive and  religious.

6 beautiful temples to visit on the eve of Maha Shivratri near Jammu city
Queue of devotees outside Shiv temple on Maha Shivratri

The most famous kumb Mela 2019 is going to end after the shahi snan on Maha Shivratri.

6 beautiful temples to visit on the eve of Maha Shivratri near Jammu city

The state of Jammu & Kashmir is known to many famous shiv temples, that you must visit  near Jammu city on the eve of Maha Shivratri.

Though you can visit any temple in Jammu city but these 6 are the famous shiv temples to visit on the eve of Maha Shivratri near Jammu city .

1. Shiv Khori:

Shiv Khori is one of the Famous Shrine of Hindus dedicated to Lord Shiva which is very popular shrine all over India which situated in Reasi District of Jammu & Kashmir state in India. The distance of Shiv Khori is about 120 km from Jammu, and 80km from Katra.  Many  of devotees visit here on the eve of Maha Shivratri to seek blessings from Lord Shiva.

6 beautiful temples to visit on the eve of Maha Shivratri near Jammu city

 

2. Ranbireshwar temple:

Rabireshwar is very famous temple situated in the heart of Jammu city dedicated to Lord Shiva located opposite to Jammu & Kashmir civil secretrait on Shalamar road in Jammu. You will see 12 Shiva lingams inside the temple and also you will see the premises of temple divided into 2 halls which are decorated by images of Lord Ganesha and Kartikeya. On the eve of Maha Shivratri many of devotees visit here to seek blessings from Lord Shiva.

6 beautiful temples to visit on the eve of Maha Shivratri near Jammu city

6 beautiful temples to visit on the eve of Maha Shivratri near Jammu city

 

3. Peer Kho Cave temple:

Peer Kho temple is the another famous temple to visit on the eve of Maha Shivratri in Jammu city to seek blessings from Lord Shiva. This temple dedicated to Lord Shiva situated on the banks of Tawi River.

6 beautiful temples to visit on the eve of Maha Shivratri near Jammu city

4. Aap Shambu temple:

Aap Shambhu Temple located in Roopnagar area of Jammu City, is an ancient temple having a self manifested lingam in its sanctum. This is an ancient temple in the city huge numbers of devotees throng the place to offer homage to Lord Shiva in the eve of Maha Shivratri.

6 beautiful temples to visit on the eve of Maha Shivratri near Jammu city

 

6 beautiful temples to visit on the eve of Maha Shivratri near Jammu city

5. Purmundal temple:

Purmandal Temple is famous temple near Jammu city at a approximate distance of 30 Kmart. Purmundal temple is also known as ‘Chhota Kashi’ and is  dedicated to Lord Shiva. Here you will see  multi shiv lingams at the temple and most of the lingam have originated naturally.

An annual 3 day Purmandal Mela is organized during Shivratri to celebrate the marriage ceremony of Lord Shiva with Goddess Parvati. Many of devotees attend this 3 day Mela.

6 beautiful temples to visit on the eve of Maha Shivratri near Jammu city

6 beautiful temples to visit on the eve of Maha Shivratri near Jammu city

6. Sudhmahadev: Sudhmahadev temple is totally magical and awesome dedicated  to Lord Shiva at Chenani in Udhampur district . This temple is approximately 110 kms away from Jammu city. At Sudhmahadev you will see the original shiva trishul in the temple which attracts a lot of religious tourists from within and outside the state. Many devotees from udhampur town and Jammu city visit Sudhmahadev temple on Maha Shivratri.

Read more on Chenani  known to many Shiv temples.

6 beautiful temples to visit on the eve of Maha Shivratri near Jammu city

6 beautiful temples to visit on the eve of Maha Shivratri near Jammu city

 

6 beautiful temples to visit on the eve of Maha Shivratri near Jammu city

In the end, I hope you like my blog and will visit Shiv temples on the eve of Maha Shivratri. I wish you all “Happy Maha Shivratri”. “Har Har Mahadev”.

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Hello everyone, I am Rahat Arora, I like to explore and capture good travel memories. Being travel lover I am also (travel blogger) through which I share my experience about places with the combination of exploring the place, culture and cuisines. So, I hope you all like my travel experience.

21 thoughts on “6 beautiful temples to visit on the eve of Maha Shivratri near Jammu city”

  1. Aap Shambu temple Looks stunning, as a tourist from a different culture these all look alike amazing places to experience

  2. These are some amazing suggestions Rahat. My mother is deeply religious and I will show her this article incase she would like to visit the temples you mentioned.

  3. What an interesting post and amazing suggestions. It looks like a truly wonderful place – so much history and culture. I would really like to visit some of these places when I go next year. Thanks for the useful tips

  4. I continue to hear great things about India. All of these temples are gorgeous! I will need to check them out when I finally make it there!

  5. This is beautiful! I have been to Rameswaram a few days back and have taken up a particular liking

  6. This is beautiful! I have been to Rameswaram a few days back and have taken up a particular liking of the Hindu temples across the country and plan to explore each one over the next few years. As a result, I am visiting Varanasi next 🙂 I hope to explore these beautiful Jammu temples too!

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