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Rani Temple(Shiv Temple) in Gulmarg Jammu Kashmir India

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Here is Some Information about Rani Temple(Shiv Temple) in Gulmarg Jammu Kashmir India. 

Location: Gulmarg, Jammu Kashmir
Built in: 1915
Built By:  Maharaja Hari Singh’s wife Rani Mohini bai sisodhia
Dedicated to: Lord Shiva
Significance: One of the most temple
Temple Timing: 6:00 Am to 9:00Pm
Visiting Timing: 1 hour
Best time to Visit: March to October
Phone : +91-1954-254487
Nearest Railway Station:Jammu Railway station
Nearest Airport: Srinagar Airport 

More Information about  Rani Temple(Shiv Temple) in Gulmarg 

Rani Temple is Located at Gulmarg in Jammu kashmir.The temple is also known as Shiv temple or Maharani Temple.The temple is built in 1915 and built by Maharaja Hari Singh’s wife Rani Mohini bai sisodhia foregoing ruler of jammu and Kashmir who also was the last ruler at jammu and Kashmir.The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva.The temple is situated on a hillock right in the central gulmarg which makes it unique for being visible from all the corners of gulmarg.Rani Temple or Shiva Temple is one of the most famous Holy place in Gulmarg.The Rani temple is known to be one of the last few odds and end, which belong to the Dogra dynasty. This dynasty ruled the initial princely state of Jammu and Kashmir.The temple and its location that commands the beauty of Hillock is visible from every part of Gulmarg beside that snow capped environment during winter and grassy looks during the call of summer makes it exceptionally beautiful.

"Jai Jai Shiv Shankar, Kanta Lage Naa Kankar, Ke Pyala Tere Naam Ka Piya..Jai Jai Shiv Shankar…” from yesteryears blockbuster “Aap Ki Kasam” starring Rajesh Khanna and Mumtaz was shot in Gulmarg, there won’t be many who would know that the temple outside which the duo swung their hips to the popular number, was actually shot outside the famous historic Shiva Temple which was also the Royal temple of the Dogra kings of Jammu and Kashmir.

History of  Rani Temple(Shiv Temple) in Gulmarg

Maharani Temple is also referred to as Rani Temple, as it was built by Mohini Bai Sisodhia, the wife of the erstwhile ruler of Kashmir, Maharaja Hari Singh. Maharaja Hari Singh was the last king of Kashmir, who ruled the region till 1915. She is believed to have spent some time at the temple worshipping Lord Shiva.The Shiva Temple, also known as the ‘Rani Temple’ and ‘Maharani Temple’ is perched on a small hillock in the town square of Gulmarg and because of its vantage point; the Shiva Temple is visible from all parts of Gulmarg. For the last 17 years, the priestly duties in this Hindu temple have been performed by a single Muslim priest – Ghulam Mohammad Shiekh – epitomizing the communal harmony between Hindus and Muslims in the Kashmir Valley. The local and visiting communities have gracefully accepted a Muslim performing Hindu Temple rituals like puja, aarti and distributing Prasad among the devotees. And being a Muslim, he also performs Namaz every day.

 Other Tourist Attraction in Gulmarg 

Avantiswami Temple
Baba Reshi Shrine
St. Mary’s Church
Apharwat peak,
Gulmarg biosphere
baba Reshi shrine

Nearest Hotel and Restaurant of  Rani Temple(Shiv Temple) in Gulmarg 

The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa
Welcome Hotel
Royal Park
Hotel Zahgeer Continental
Hotel Affarwat
Greenz Hotel
Hotel Yemberzal

How To Reach  Rani Temple(Shiv Temple) in Gulmarg 

By Road : There are many public and private vehecals available to reach Rani Temple(Shiv Temple) in Gulmarg.State owned buses and Private tourist deluxe luxury buses are also available to reach Gulmarg from various parts of Jammu and Kashmir like Srinagar.Taxies are easily available to reach these site in Gulmarg.

By  Rail : The Nearest Railway station is Jammu Railway station.

By Air: The Nearest Airport is Srinagar Airport.

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