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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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This is one place where the pandits don't allow you to visit at peace. Get their jhadus , do marketing to pull you in, say emotional stuff for family and say give dakshina. All the change , 10rs and..... more »
We went to explore the jammu market, and was told about this ancient temple. It is wonderful place have the 33 crore Devi and Devata place here. more »
Raghunath temple is located in the heart of Jammu city. Pilgrimage before visiting any shrine come here and pay their tribute to this god. People enjoy a very calm and hostile environment of Jammu and Kashmir. Here we met almost all sort of people and also of different beliefs. Kids are enjoying with their parents and friends.
Worth visiting, with millions of gods kept in different sections. Preserves cultural heritage of J&K.
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