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Raghunath Temple

Kullu

14.3/5(4 Ratings)

Raghunath Temple Overview

Ranked 10 of 22 sightseeing in Kullu

Raghunath Temple, constructed by Rajah Jagat Singh in 17th century, is the oldest temple in the valley. The story behind the construction of this temple is that when a Brahmin was found in the valley with lots of pearls, Rajah ordered his men to take them away from him. Subjected to torture, which he found unbearable, the Brahmin locked his entire family in his house and set it on fire.

Rajah was very depressed with this event and felt guilty about what he had done to the Brahmin. To get over his guilt, he visited Shri Kishan Dass ji Paihari, who advised him to construct a temple of Lord Rama. On the advice of the sage, Rajah donated his entire kingdom to Lord Rama.

Thereafter, he constructed the temple in 1651 as an act of penitence, by establishing the idol of Raghunath or Lord Rama that was brought into Kullu from Ayodhya. Raghunath, who is the presiding deity of the valley, has been showcased on his chariot, at the temple.
 

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: Below 1hr
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Operating hours

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
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free
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99% voted as clean

Reviews and Ratings

Pallab Ghosh

Pallab Ghosh5.0/5

43 reviews

Lord Raghunath Temple, Kullu gave a great experince

I visited the temple of Lord Raghunath at Kullu on 16 June 2015. My expectation, based on its fame, was that it would be at least as big as the Lord Raghunath temple of Jammu. However, I was surprised by the modest size of the temple. The history of this temple is written on the wall. The temple opened at 5 PM. Before that, I was kindly offered some prasadam by the pujari of the temple. At 5 PM, the Lord was dressed along with his brother and wife, and finally installed on his throne. It was a great experience to watch the proceedings.

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Ramanjaneyulu Satuluri

Ramanjaneyulu Satuluri4.3/5

1 review

Very well organised and maintained

The place was very historic and very devotional with the the temple was organized very systematic way and the volunteers were very soft and gentle towards pilgrims, to receive the blessings of lord ragunath
  • Very well organised and maintained
  • Very well organised and maintained

Photos of Raghunath Temple

Raghunath Temple, Kullu

Photo by

Pallab Ghosh

Raghunath Temple premises
Raghunath Temple, Kullu

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Pallab Ghosh

Main throne of Raghunath God
Raghunath Temple, Kullu

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Amit Ghosh

Raghunath Temple, Kullu