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Buddha Amarnath Mandir

Mandir Swami Budha Amar Nath Ji

Buddha Amarnath Mandir is an ancient Shiva temple located at the confluence of two gushing streams namely the Nallah Gagri and the Pulsta Nadi. It is situated near Mandi, which is about 20 km north-east of Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir.

This beautiful temple has a natural shivling of white stone and the ancient idols collected from nearby village. The original temple was built out of one big stone with four doors indicating that the doors are open for all the four varnas.

A big festival, known as Buddha Amarnath Ji Mela, held at the temple on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan is a major draw.

Earlier there was four holy springs near the temple, at present the water of three springs has been diverted to fourth one, which is on the southern side of the temple. The pilgrims take bath in this holy spring before entering the temple.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Poonch
Location: Poonch    


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