Raghunath Temple

In the heart of the city lies the Raghunath Temple, the largest shrine complex in north India. It houses seven shrines with each having a shikhar (spire) of its own. The main temple is dedicated to Lord Rama. A notable feature of this temple is the fact that gold sheets cover the inner three sides of the temple. In addition, it has a gallery that houses numerous lingams and saligrams. The intricate carvings on the temple walls immediately catch the eye. The temple also houses a library that has rare Sanskrit books and manuscripts. The construction of the temple was started by Maharaja Gulab Singh, who founded the kingdom of Jammu and Kashmir in 1853 and was completed by his son, Maharaja Ranbir Singh in 1860.

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