Religious Places in Jammu and Kashmir Jkssb Preparation for Account assistant post

Religious Places in Jammu and Kashmir
1. Vaishnodevi :- Located in Trikuta hills, 13 km from Katra at the
height of 1560 m above sea level with bright clouds and thinning air,
this town is the holy cave temple of Mata Vaishnodevi, with spirituality
and vibrancy lingering in the atmosphere.
2. Amarnath :- Amarnath is one of the most important pilgrimage in
India for the worshippers of Lord Shiva. The Amarnath cave is haven
to an enshrined image of ice called the Shivaling formed naturally,
which resembles Lord Shiva.
3 . Lamayuru :- Lamayuru is a small village :- Lamayuru is a small
village D also known as the Srinagar- Leh Highway. It is situated 100
km ahead of Leh, after Fotu La- the highest pass on the Srinagar-Leh
Highway. Known as the ‘place of freedom’ and housing the oldest and
one of the largest monasteries in Ladakh region, Lamayuru is the
place to visit for all those seeking peace and tranquillity. Lamayuru is immensely famous for a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery located nearby.
However, its claim to fame is accredited to the surreal breathtaking
view of moonlike landscapes carved into the mountains. A large lake
long ago dried up and the protrusions looked like the surface of the
moon. Tourists from various places visit this relatively serene
destination to immerse in this scenic beauty.

4) Shankracharaya Temple: Also known as Jyeshtwara Temple and
Takht-e-Sulemian, is situated on the Top of Gopadri Hills in the
Zawarban Mountain range
* Constructed by Raja Gopaditya
* Gulab Singh constructed the Stone stairs unto the temple
* Temple is dedicated to Hindu Diety Lord Shiva
5) Hazratbal Shrine: Located on the left bank of Dal lake and
considered to be Kashmir’s most holiest shrine
* It is well known for the relic Moi-eMuqqadus, the hair of Prophet
* Relic was First brought to India by Syed Abdullah
* Syed hamid son of Syed Abdullah sold it to Kashmiri Businessman
Khawaja-Nur-ud-Din Eshai
* Till Date, male descentants of Khwaja-Noorud-din are the
caretakers of holy Relic.
6) Khanqah-e-Molla: It is a Muslim shrine located in the Old Srinagar
city on the banks of river Jhelum.
* Built by Sultan Sikander in the memory of Syed Ali Hamdani
* First Built in 1395 and later Re-built in 1732 AD
7) Khir- Bhawani Temple: It is famous Hindu temple dedicated to
Goddess Bhawani
* Located in the village of Tul Mul near Srinagar
* As a custom, Kheer (Rice Pudding) is offered to the Goddess that is
why it is called Kheer Bhawani.
8) Martand Sun Temple: It is heritage Hindu Temple dedicated to
Lord Sun located in Anantnag.
* Built by third ruler of Karkota Dynasty, Lalitaditya Muktapida in 8th Century CE.
* The Archaeological Survey of India has declared the Martand Sun
Temple as a site of national importance in Jammu and Kashmir.
9) Jama Masjid: Jam Majid of Srinagar is one of the most sacred
places, situated at Nowhatta in the heart of old city
* Built by Sultan Sikander in 1394 AD
10) Avantipura: Avantipora has a number of ancient hindu temples,
built be king Awanti Varman. The place is known for the presence of 2
* Avintishwar temple dedicated to Lord Shiva
* Awantiswamin is dedicated to lord Vishnu
11) Raghunath Mandir: It is famous Hindu Temple, located in the
heart of Jammu city
* Construction was started by Raja Gulab Singh in 1835
* Completed by Raja Ranbir Singh in 1860.
* Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu
12) Nanagl Sahib Gurudwara: It is one the oldest shrines of shikh
community, located in the Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir
13) Panchbkhtar Temple: Panchbhaktar means Five faces. It is one
of the oldest temples, located in Jammu city, dedicated to Lord Shiva.
It is also said that Lingam in the temple is selfmanifested.
14) Ranvireshwar Temple: It is also considered to be one of the
oldest temples, dedicated to Lord Shiva
* Constructed by Raja Ranbir Singh.
* The temple is famous for Long Shiv Lingams of crystals measuring
from 12" to 18".
15) Shahdra Sharief: It is shrine of Baba Ghulam shah, located in
the Rojouri District of J&K. It is popular tourist spot and sysmbol of
communal harmony as Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs, visit this place to
have the blessings of Phir. 16) Nubra Valley: The beautiful valley of
Nubra is one of the most scenic places in the Ladakh Region. The
Shyok River meets the Nubra or Siachan River to form a large valley
that separates the Ladakh and Karakoram Ranges.
17) Shanti Stupa: Shanti Stupa is a Buddhist white-domed stupa
(chorten) on a hilltop in Chanspa, Leh district.
* It was built in 1991 by Japanese Buddhist Bhikshu, Gyomyo Nakamura and part of the Peace Pagoda mission.
18) Hemis Monastery: It is one of the biggest Gompa of Ladakh.
There is a Statue of Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava).
* It also has the largest thanka (Scroll Painting on silk) which is
unfurled once in 12 years. 19) Jama Masjid: Situated in Leh town,
built in 1666-67 AD, as per an agreement between, Emperor
Aurengzeb and the rule of Ladakh Deldan Namgyal.

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