Peer Kho Cave Temple in Jammu

Peer Kho Cave Temple Overview

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Located around 3.5 km away from the heart of Jammu city, is known to be the oldest site in the Shivalik region. Situated on the busy Circular Road, this temple is easily accessible from different corners of the city.

The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and enshrines a black Swayambhu (naturally-formed) Shiva Lingam. It is believed that Jamvant (the 'King of Bears') – a prominent character in the Ramayana meditated at this spot, which is why it is alternatively known as Jamvant Cave.

There are two natural caves inside this shrine, each having a depth of about 20 to 30 feet. To reach the Shiva Lingam, visitors have to go through a flight of several marble steps from the ground level. Throughout the year, Peer Kho Cave Temple experiences a huge influx of devotees, which increases during the celebration of Shivaratri and other Hindu festivals.

  • Opening Closing Time 5 am to 7 pm

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