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Ranbireshwar Temple in Jammu

The biggest Shiva temple in north India, Ranbireshwar Temple is one of the prime attractions in the picturesque Jammu city. It is a very ancient shrine, located in Shalimar Road near the New Secretariat. Maharaja Ranbir Singh built it in 1883, dedicated to Lord Shiva.

The temple has a central `lingam` measuring 8-feet in height, constructed out of black stone, is the biggest in India. It was under the built of the Dogra rulers; also enshrining 12 shivlings in crystal, measuring 15cm to 38cm. Galleries with 1.25 lakh `bona lingam` brought from Narmada River, can be witnessed on stone slabs inside the temple. There are also mammoth images of Ganesha, Kartikeya and Nandi Bull.

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Location:
Jammu
Jammu & Kashmir, India
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Time people usually spend here:
0.5 hours
Latitude / Longitude:
32.7217875°N, 74.8570706°E
Distance from Jammu city center to Ranbireshwar Temple
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Content of this page was last updated at Nov 26, 2016