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Jammu & Kashmir Temples for pilgrims during Amavasya days

The Hindu pilgrimage devotees who are traveling through the state of Jammu and Kashmir towards various destinations in the Greater Himalaya needn’t worry during the Amavasya days as there are many Shiva temples to visit in this particular state.

Mahadev temple is located in Pahalgam. In Anantnag District, at the foot of the cliff there are Bhaumajo Caves shiva temples. On the pilgrim route to Martand and Amarnath, Harischandir Temple of Shiva Vijayeshvara located at Bijbehara. This temple has 11 lingas known as Ekadash Rudr, it was built during the period of King Ashoka.

On the Pahalgam road, 1 mile away from Mattan, is the Bumazuv cave Shiva temple know for its architectural interest. The other temples in the district of Anantnag are Tirth Raj Asthapan Shiva temple, Mattan temple in the middle of a deep pond at Martand, Shivaji temple at Nagbal, it wasbuilt during the reign of Maharaja Partap Singh, Nandkeshvar Bhairava at Sopore.

Annual festival on Jyestha Amavasya is grandly conducted at Shiv Temple on the bank of the Vitasta at Rasool near by Sopore. Chotta AmarNath Temple is located at Thajiwara that is just two kilometer from Bijbehara. Shiva Temple with seven feet long Shiva Lingam is located at Voomoh. The specialty of this temple is that each day during the week the Lingam changes colour.

In Baramulla district, there are many Shiva temples such as Varahamula temple, Monolithic Siva temple at Pattan, Sankaragaurisvara and Sugandheswara temples that belong to the 8th century ACE, Nandkishwar Sumbal Bhirav Nath Mandir, Gupt Ganga Temple and Bhairavnath temple. On the bank of Vitasta is located the Mulha lingam temple and the Koti Tirtha is visited by large number of Amavasya devotees.

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