PEER KHOH

Peer Khoh is a cave shrine located on the Circular Road, 3.5 kms from the heart of the town on the banks of River Tawi. is another famous temple in Jammu, which revolves around the epic of Ramayana. A visit to the famous Peer Khoh Cave temple in Jammu is highly recommended, if you are a true Shiva devotee. It is believed that Jamvant, the bear God, meditated in this cave. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, with a lingam inside the shrine as a mark of devotion to the main deity There is a naturally formed Shiva lingam in the cave which is quite mysterious as neither its antiquity nor its cause are known. This cave temple is also believed to be the gateway to the other pilgrimage spots in India by the local people of the place. Legend has it that the cave leads underground to many other cave shrines and even out of the country.

A large number of devotees visit this cave temple during Shivaratri festival. Aap Shambu Temple, Ranbireshwar Temple and Panjbakhtar Temple are nearby pilgrim places.

Ranbireshwar Temple - Located on Shalimar Road near the New Secretariat and built by Maharaja Ranbir Singh in 1883 AD, this historic temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It has one central 'lingam' measuring seven-and-a-half ft in height, twelve Shiva 'lingams' of crystal measuring from 15" to 38" and galleries with thousands of others carved on stone slabs.

  
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