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Religious Places In Jammu

Jammu - The city of temples

Mata Vaishno Devi

Located at an altitude of about 2500 feet above sea level, Holy Shrine of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Ji.

Bawe Wali Mata

Kali Mata Mandir is built within the premises of Bahu Fort, which overlooks the mighty Tawi River.

Shiv Khori

Shiv Khori means lord Shiva's cave, is a place dedicated to lord Shiva centuries ago.

Sukrala Mata

The famous shrine of Sukrala Mata is located in Billawar in Kathua district at a height of 3500 feet.


Purmandal is a holy place located in Jammu District, J&K. It is about 30 km to the east of Jammu.

Peer Khoh

Peer Khoh is a cave shrine with a naturally formed Shiva lingam & has a strong mythological significance.

Jammu History

Jammu has historically been the capital of Jammu Province and the winter capital of the east, while Jammu and Kashmir princely state (1846–1952). Jambu Lochan was the brother of Raja Bahu Lochan who constructed a fort, Bahu Fort, on the bank of river Tawi. The city name figures in the ancient book Mahabharata.

The city of Jammu is named after Jambu Lochan, the brother of Bahu, a powerful local chieftain who ruled during the ninth century. It is said that on becoming king, Jambu Lochan went on a hunt and, crossing the Tawi, found a deer and a tiger drinking water from the same tank. His ministers explained that this meant that the soil of the place was so virtuous that no living creature bore enmity against another. Raja Jambu Lochan, decided to build his capital, Jambupura, on this soil, on the right bank of the Tawi overlooking his brother king Bahu's fort. Jambupura later came to be known as Jammu.

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