Buddha Amarnath- one of the oldest shrines of Jammu region

Jammu and Kashmir News 

Today is the first day of Shravan Maas and the month is considered to be the holiest month of the year as many religious festivals and ceremonies fall in this part of the year. The month holds more significance for Lord Shiva’s devotees.

Buddha Amarnath Temple, dedicated to Hindu deity Shiva, is one of the oldest shrines of Jammu region. It is located in the village of Rajpura in tehsil Mandi of Poonch district. The River Pulsata flows by the temple, is considered to be sacred where pilgrims take bath before entering to the temple. A mythological legend is associated with the river and it has been named after Rishi Pulsata, grandfather of Ravana.

Shivlinga of this temple is not naturally formed and made up of white stone. Buddha Amarnath shrine is older than the historical cave shrine of Amarnathji in Kashmir. This ancient temple is popularly known for Raksha Bandhan Mela and Chari Mubarak Yatra in which every year thousands of devotees from across India participate. It is believed that the Amarnath Yatra is complete only once you visit the Buddha Amarnath Temple.

 

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