Ranbireshwar Temple

Being the largest north Indian temple dedicated to Lord Shiva (a part of the holy trinity), the Ranbireshwar Temple is divided into two distinct halls that are adorned with idols of the two sons of Lord Shiva - Lord Ganesha and Lord Kartikeya. The focal point is the 8-foot-tall shivling made from black marble in the central sanctum, along with 12 lingams carved out of crystal, measuring from 15 cm to 38 cm. Moreover, there are about 1.25 lakh bona lingams placed in the two halls. Built by the king of Jammu and Kashmir region, Maharaja Ranbir Singh in 1883, the temple is located near the Secretariat. The best time to visit the temple is from the months of September to April.

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