Considered a City of Temples, Jammu is home to many places of worship. Little wonder, it attracts people from all over India and around the world for its religious significance. Add to that the natural beauty of this place and Jammu has become one of the coveted destinations on any tourists' mind.
One of the most ancient Shiva temples here is Ranbireshwar. This temple is located in the city of Jammu on Shalimar Road. It lies right opposite Jammu and Kashmir Civil Secretariat. Jammu is the winter capital of the state and serves as a base centre for visitors to Kashmir and Vaishno Devi. Pilgrims in transit do not miss out on an opportunity to visit Ranbireshwar Temple.
Ranbireshwar Temple is an ancient shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva and is named after Dogra king Maharaja Ranvir Singh. It is considered as the biggest Shiva temple in all of northern India. Inside the temple is a mammoth eight feet high Shivalingam along with a dozen crystal Shivalingams measuring between 12 and 18 inches that symbolize Lord Shiva's twelve Jyotirlings. The temple's galleries have thousands of Saligrams fixed atop stone slabs. The temple's passage is lined with more than a lakh small Shivlings that has been sourced from holy river Narmada.