Raghunathji (Lord Sriram) Temple, Jammu

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A famous abode of Lord Sriram in Kullu Valley of Jammu &Kashmir.

The temple consists of seven separate shrines to various Gods and Goddesses of Hindu religion; principal being the one dedicated to Lord Sriram. A shrine dedicated to Lord Surya (Sun God) is also worth special mention as it is rare.

This is said to be one of the largest temple complexes in North India.

Maharaja Gulab Singh- the founder of royal dynasty of Jammu started the construction of the temple in 1835 and Mahraja Ranbir Singh (his son) completed the work in 1860 AD.

The temple is lavish on sculptures and paintings. The sculpture work spread around the temple is eye-catching; so is the Krishna lila and Ram lila paintings on the wall of the temple.

Another highlight of the temple is its well-known Sanskrit library; said to contain many of the rare works in the ancient language.

The temple is located at the heart of the Jammu town; only three kilometers from the Jammu railway station.

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