Religious Places

Naag Mandir

The Nag (Cobra) Temple near Patnitop is more than 600 years old. During the Nag Panchami Festival, it sees hundreds of Shiva devotees, who throng to this temple to pay respects and worship the snake King Cobra.

Predominantly made of wood, this temple has weathered several centuries although it is not a conventional solid temple construction. Standing amidst lush green surroundings, the temple is not only a significant religious center for the area, but also a site which leaves its visitors fascinated by the sceneries around.

The locals often suggest tourists to visit this temple and they affirm that all their wishes are almost granted from the serpent God. The locals point to the millions of red ribbons tied in the temple premises showing their faith. Whose wishes are fulfilled often returns back and conducts a langar.

Photography is not allowed inside the temple and many locals allege that those who managed to click pictures inside had terrible dreams and had to either delete them or surrender back if printed.

Hanuman Mandir Kowbagh

To spread the message of peace, brotherhood and attain spiritual bliss, an 11 day Vedant Homantica 21-Kundli Maharudra Yagya is being organized at Hanuman Mandir, Kow Bagh, Ramban.

The yagna is being organized by Ahkada Shri Shri 1008, Mahant Shri Gopal Dass, Kalyan Society, Ramban.

Minister of State for Cooperatives, Finance and Higher Education, Dr. Manohar Lal Sharma participated in the Kalash Yatra.

Shank Pal Temple

Located on the Shank Pal ridge, at an altitude of 2800m, this temple is 400 years old and a 5 hour trek from Sanasar. Its unique feature is that no mortar has been used to join the stones of the temple.

Aap Shambhu Temple

The Aap Shambhu Temple at Sathrian (Roop Nagar), is a rare temple in Jammu where Lord Shiva is believed to be present in a natural Shiva Linga form. The temple has changed a lot since last six years, the present structure of the temple is visually appealing because of the fine architecture. The Aap Shambu temple has become a famous landmark in the geography of Jammu.

The preparation for the temple can be judged from the decoration done in the temple- muticolored buntings, flowers, pandals etc which are engaging. Thousands of devotees visit this temple and wait for hours in order to get a turn for darshan of Shiva Linga.

The management committee of the temple have made arrangements for water and Prasad. The view of the Shiva Temple on the pious day of Maha Shivratri is really mesmerising.

Earlier people had to face difficulties to reach up to the temple like they had to complete an uphill journey and travel through thorny bushes while carrying a jug of water for Shiva’s abhishek. But as of now, several arrangements have been done so that people can easily visit the place.

Gurdwara Sahib Rocha Singh Pura

a holy man and preacher of Sikh faith, was born to a Brahman parents living at Kausari, a small village in Hazara district (now in Pakistan). Rocha Singh was barely 14 years of age when his father, Bhai Parijaba, died leaving his wife and a younger son, Mota Singh, to his care.

He grew up into a handsome youth, tall in stature, but had little interest in worldly affairs. He roamed about seeking the company of saintly persons. It is said that he met GURU Gobind Singh sometime after the evacuation of Anandpur Sahib in December 1705, and received from him the rites of initiation.

The Guru instructed him to go back and preach Guru NANAK`s word in his own part of the country. For some time, Rocha Singh took up service with Mendar Shah, a rich businessman of Muzaffarabad, but gave it up to resume his religious pursuit. He went to Chhatar Kalas, a village on the bank of the river Jehlum in Muzaffarabad district, where Sant Panjab Singh the 2nd Mahant of Gurdwara Nangali Sahib (Poonch) , which he joined as a disciple

In recognition of his piety, service and dedication, Sant Panjab Singh, shortly before his death in 1736, nominated him as his successor. Rocha Singh constructed a large gurudwara there and brought many into the KHALSA fold by administering to them vows by the doubleedged sword. He enjoined upon the novitiates especially to bear upon their persons kirpdn, the sword, as prescribed in the Khalsa rahit.

Gajpat Fort

There is an important fort known as Gajpat Fort, on the top of mountain. It is said that once Sheikh Abdullah was kept imprisoned in this fort for few days. In 1825, Gulab Singh had imprisoned Raja Sultan Khan of Bimbar in this fort. Sultan Khan died there and was buried at Chanderkote. In 1858 Mean Hathu Singh, the Governor of Rajouri and a closed relatives of Maharaja had revolted against State Government and tried to kill Maharaja Ranbir Singh. Mean Hathu was arrested and shifted to Gajpat fort.

some other religious places 

  • Qadeem Jamia Masjid batote
  • Jamia Masjid Banihal
  • Jamia Masjid Ramban