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Peer Kho Cave Temple

#Temple in Jammu

Peer Kho is one of the cave temple in Jammu which is dedicated to Lord Shiva and enshrines a black Shiva Lingam. It is also known as the Jamavant Cave because of its historical importance. The shivling is also known as the Swayambhu Shivling. The perimeter of the temple is covered by thee acacia trees and the geology is based on the igneous rocks.

The Peer Kho Temple mainly comprises of two caves. Both of these caves are at a depth of about 20 to 30 feets from the ground level of the temple. Marble steps will lead you on to the first cave. It is not possible to cross the cave without bending. At the end of this cave tunnel there is a larger cave. The black colored Shiva Lingam is located on the focal point of this 12 feet high pentagonal shaped cave. The temple is full of activities during the Shivaratri festival. it is one of the place to visit during Maha Shivaratri in India and it experiences huge influx of devotees during this time.

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