BUDDHA AMARNATH

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Location : 25-km Northeast Of Poonch Town, Jammu Region, J&K
Presiding Deity: Lord Shiva
Unique Feature:Temple Is Located On A Foothill And Shivlinga Of White Stone Is Not Self Made.


In the northeast of Poonch Town is situated an ancient temple of Lord Shiva on the left bank of Pulsata stream. The area is known as Rajpura Mandi, 2-km above Mandi village.

A Peculiar Feature
This is a unique Shiva Temple which is located on the foothill and not on the hilltop and secondly the Shivlinga of white stone is not self-made. The stream, which flows near it, is the Loran stream but it is believed by the locals that Ravan's (also spelt as Ravana) grandfather Pulasta Rishi performed his Tapasya and thus is known as Pulsata stream.

This shrine is older than of Amarnathji of Kashmir. Thousands of people visit on Raksha Bandhan. Before partition, many people used to visit this shrine from areas now occupied by Pakistan.

HOW TO REACH THERE

Road: This shrine is 25-km from the Poonch town. Buses, Cars, Jeeps carrying pilgrims ply on the road regularly. On Raksha Bandhan lots of people visited the shrine. The Poonch district is approx. 225-km from Jammu district. Transport are available for Poonch district regularly.



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