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Maharani Temple

By Jaisonvincent @globlvisiontour
Maharani Temple Maharani Temple, as well accepted as Rani Temple. The temple was complete by Mohini Bai Sisodhia, wife of former King of Kashmir, Maharaja Hari Singh, whose administration concluded in the year 1915. In age-old times, this temple was advised as the royal temple of the kings of Dogra. This temple, as well acclaimed as Mohineshwar Shivalalaya, is advised in such a way that it can be apparent from all corners of Gulmarg. 
The idols of the Hindu god of destruction, Shiva, and his consort, Goddess Parvati, are enshrined here. The temple is visited by the devotees of Shiva and Parvati through all seasons. The peaceful surroundings of the abode as well allow visitors to meditate in peace. In the picturesque location of Gulmarg of Jammu and Kashmir is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Idols of both gods have been preserved here. This temple attracts most of visitors to its agreeable where admitting getting in the average of the city.  This temple is anchored on a slight hills top with greenery sliding down from all four sides of its abrupt slopes. The temple architectonics is a shikharor peak style with a pointed end at the top, which shows that even then, Jammu’s architectonics had a south Indian influence. This temple adjoins a continued path that has been complete using beams to allow admirers to walk on it. While continuing at the gates of this temple you can see hill peaks, snow clad mountains and crystal clear ambiance of Gulmarg.  This temple is anchored at an amazing where and has been advised in an address that it is arresting from all corners of Gulmarg. The sanctuary can be accessed by demography a small trek up. The temple which houses a Shiv Lingam and an idol of Goddess Parvati is now getting looked after by Ghulam Mohammad Shiekh, a Kashmiri Muslim. After the departure of Kashmiri Pandits from the valley in aboriginal 90's, there was no one to look after the temple. The Shiekh's father Gulam Rasool Shiekh was the Chowkidar of the temple for about 40 years.  That is how he started taking care of the temple in the absence of an approved priest. Besides assuming his duties as a "Pujari" offering the "Prasad" to the devotees and army officials who assemblage this age-old temple in big numbers, normally in summers the place comes alive, he as well performs Aarti at the temple.

How to Get Here

By Air- The nearest airport to Gulmarg is Srinagar which is 56 km away from Gulmarg. Jeeps and Taxi cabs are available from airport to Gulmarg, which will cost around Rs 1,000 – 1,200.
By Rail- Closest railway station is the Jammu railway head which is very well connected by all the prime cities of India and is connected with numerous trains from the capital city of India, Delhi. 
By Road-Gulmarg is well linked by bus services from most of the cities in Jammu and Kashmir. State owned buses and Private tourist deluxe luxury buses are also available to reach Gulmarg from various parts of Jammu and Kashmir.

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