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Purmandal Temple

Purmandal Temple, also known as Chhota Kashi, it dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. It is located in Jammu & Kashmir and it is 30 Km far from Jammu located on the bank of the beautiful Devak River. This temple has many shiv lingams and most of them have originated naturally. Local people gave them the name of Aap Shambhu. People come from India and abroad to worship Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati here. It is believed that their prayers are converted into blessings here so they can lead a happy and prosperous life. The marriage of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati is celebrated for three days during the festival of Shivaratri when the entire town is decorated. It is the most important temples for followers of Lord Shiva in Jammu region. Puramandal Temple has a unique place in the region because of its reputation, purity and provenience. It is considered equal to Kashi in Uttar Pradesh. This temple is located in a small village by the same name on the bank of Devak River that scrolls down to join a river by name Utterbehni. It is believed that maximum lingums of this temple originated naturally in the nearby areas of Purmandal—Indreshwar, Gyaneshwar, Bhuteshwar and Bikeshwar. They are different avatars of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Purmandal is a historical temple famous for its stone made structure. The temple is also famed because saint Kabir and Ustad Bismla Khan were born in Purmandal village. It is also said that Veni Dutt ruled here in ancient times when Purmandal Temple was part of his kingdom. He visited this temple between 8th and 9th century. Guru Nanak and Maharaja Ranjit Singh from Punjab also visited Purmandal Yemple in ancient period.

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