Jawala Bhagwati Temple, Jammu & Kashmir

Important information

  • Address : Jawala Bhagwati Temple, Khrew, Pulwama, Jammu & Kashmir - 191103
  • Opening and Closeing Time:
  • Winter Timings : 07:00 am to 06:00 pm
  • Summer Timings : 06:00 am to 07:30 pm
  • Nearest Railway Station : Kaka Pora Railway station, Pampore at a distance of nearly 12 kilometres from Jawala Bhagwati Temple.
  • Nearest Airport : Sheikh Ul-Alam International Airport Srinagar at a distance of nearly 25.7.1 kilometres from Jawala Bhagwati Temple.

Jwala Ji Temple, this is a Hindu temple located in Khrew town of Pulmawa district in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. This temple is known as Jwala Ji and Jwalamukhi. Jwala Ji Temple is considered to be the deity of many Kashmiri Hindu families. Jwalamukhi Mela is organized every year in the month of Ashadh.

There is a holy spring near Jwala Ji Temple which is called Bod Nag or Anik Nag. This holy spring is also known as Nagbal. There are about 300 steps to reach the temple. Devotees take a dip in the holy spring before having darshan of the goddess.

The temple of Jwalaji is situated on the top of the hill, from where Khare village is popularly known as Jala Bhagwati, the shrine of Mata Jwalaji at Khrev is one of the ancient temples of Kashmir. Jwalaji is the favored goddess of many Kashmiri Pandit families.

Inside the sanctum sanctorum of the temple there is a rock in the form of natural stone of 4 feet height, 4 feet length and 3 feet width, which is wrapped with sindoor. It is said that Jwalaji manifested himself in the form of Jyoti at some point or the other all the time. There is a temple of Bhairav ​​Baba near Jwalaji temple. To the left of this shrine is a revered hill called 'Vishnu Pad'. There is a footprint on the top of the Vishnu pada. According to legend, this footprint is believed to be of Lord Vishnu.

Construction of Jwalaji Temple

The Jwal Ji temple was built by Raja Daya Krishna Kaul during the twentieth century. It is believed that Jwalaji appeared here in the form of Jyoti before the construction of the temple. It is believed that the gods were going to the world to grab the treasure of Kubera by the demons. On the request of the deities, Jwala Devi stopped them at this place. The deities had requested the mother to stay at this place.

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