Raghunath Mandir, Jammu
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Raghunath Mandir

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About Raghunath Mandir

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    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 6.00 AM - 8.00 PM , Saturday: 6.00 AM - 8.00 PM , Sunday: 6.00 AM - 8.00 PM , Public Holidays: 6.00 AM - 8.00 PM

Raghunath Mandir is a popular religious shrine located in the city of Jammu. The shrine, dedicated to Lord Rama, was commissioned by Maharaja Gulab Singh, founder of the Kingdom of Jammu and Kashmir in 1835. The construction of the temple was completed by his son Maharaja Ranbir Singh in 1860.

The inner walls of the holy sanctum are covered with gold sheet on all the three sides. There are several galleries in the shrine dedicated to various gods and goddesses associated with the Ramayana. Along with Raghunath Temple, there are 17 other shrines nearby including the Panjbakhtar Temple and Ranbireshwar Temple.

This Rama Temple was the major place of worship of the Dogra royal family. There are several statues of deities and shivalingas along with religious inscriptions. Besides Hindu gods and deities, a figurine of King Ranbir Singh is also placed at the entrance. There is a Sanskrit Library, which has a rich reserve of the rarest collections of manuscripts and ancient books.
 

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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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Kalyanaraman

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  • Kalyanaraman
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  91 readers

"The mandir is a very good mandir to see in Jammu city I. E the temples city of India"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
I shall sincerely advice the people whoever want to visit the Temples City in Jammu, please visit the Raghunath Mandir where you can find all the gods in one place. But don't enter into the moolasthan (where the poojaries perform pooja). All poojaries inside the temple are only money minded which you will not find anywhere else in India. I further advice the people to visit the temple only to have darshan from outside and come out peacefully without entering into the moolasthan and you will not get any thing else and finally you will realise that you are highly looted by those people.
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Nilesh Jain

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  • Nilesh Jain
  • Lives in Varanasi
  • 37 photos
  • 25 Reviews
  •  18 helpful votes
  •  8118 readers

"It has each and every God within one campus"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted May 17, 2016
Raghunath temple is one of its kind in India for Hindus. This temple has each and every God within one campus. So one can feel spiritual bliss by worshiping your god whomever one worship. But pandits are very greedy don't forget to have Rs 10 note packet in your pocket otherwise you will have to spend all your money. One will be forced too many times before every gods statue to offer chadhava so it is must. But this is the only reason, should not stop one to visit this temple.
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Nitin Sachdeva

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  • Nitin Sachdeva
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  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 11 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  2759 readers

"Raghunath Mandir of Banking and financial institution"

  • 3.0/7
  • Posted Mar 27, 2016
One such place where you cannot connect to god is this place. Not because of temple but their trustees and Pandit who asks nothing but money. They show you a plate full of notes worth Rs 500 and 1000 in the thali and ask you to put some. If you don't they won't even give you parsad. Then they won't allow you to skip any small temple inside the premises. In every temple there is one Pandit who will ask money from you. All this mandir is about technique of taking out money from people. This place is a must for all marketing people.
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Naresh save

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  • Naresh save
  • 5 photos
  • 7 Reviews
  •  767 readers

"Spiritual experience"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Mar 27, 2016
This temple is one of the biggest temples in Jammu situated in Jammu Bazaar area. Images/statues of almost all Hindu gods are there and one temple is consisting of 33 Crore gods on single spread stone. All incarnations of God Vishnu are also in statue form and small description of each incarnation is also given at respective place. Various types of God Ganesha are also there. The temple was under renovation when we visited it in December 2015. We have to be, however careful from some Pujaris who may like to extract more money from you. This is my 4th visit to this temple.
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Ankit Shrivastav

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  • Ankit Shrivastav
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 1 Review
  •  395 readers

"Beautiful temple with good architecture"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Mar 5, 2016
It was a paisa vasool sightseeing. In the evening go for the special aarti. We can go there at any day of the week. We cannot take everything inside, we should have a pooja basket but not necessary.
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Gyan Prakash

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  • Gyan Prakash
  • Lives in Pratapgarh
  • 1 Review
  •  414 readers

"Arise your spirits"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Feb 23, 2016
It's an ancient temple. It is peaceful kind place. Nearby places are to bouncy by price. But if you are in Jammu then for sure you should go to this temple. Overall to be good for "adhyatmik shanti"
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Pratik Sah

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  • Pratik Sah
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  1380 readers

"Amazing place to visit"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Feb 4, 2016
Just amazing place I had ever seen. The best thing about the temple is that it is one of the oldest temple in J&K. You will have lot of fun there watching Crores of PINDIS of Hindu god and goddess.
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Rahul Garg

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  • 1 Review
  •  456 readers

"Famous pilgrim centre"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jan 19, 2016
This temple has been famous for Hindu pilgrims. Was attacked by terrorists few years back and thus the security is tight nowadays, not allowed to click photos. One could feel the experience walking barefoot inside the campus.
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Kirty Bhushan

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  • Kirty Bhushan
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 Reviews
  •  543 readers

"A good place to arise your spirits"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Dec 18, 2015
It is a peaceful kind of place, an ancient temple. Although the nearby market is excellent. If you visit the temple, do spend some time shopping as well.
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Abhay Gupta

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  • Abhay Gupta
  • Lives in Jammu
  • 1 Review
  •  515 readers

"Good place to visit"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 9, 2015
Seriously you have to lose your pocket. One will find all places there and nearby area to be bouncy by price. But in off seasons and by simply using Hindi one can save him/her from this :p
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