Category Archives: Religious Places

Jamia Masjid Kishtwar

The Jamia Masjid of Kishtwar is the oldest mosque in district Kishtwar. It has allready been said that a mosque had been constructed in Kishtwar before 1650 A.D. Masjid-e-Faridiya and Jamia Masjid Kishtwar follow. The Jamia masjid of Kishtwar was one of the biggest mosques in Jammu province. Its premises are vast.The Muslims of Kishtwar… Read More »

Shrines/Ziarrats in Kishtwar

With the arrival of the great Sofi Saint, Shah Farid-ud-Din of Baghdad along with his four disciples Darvesh Mohd. Yaar Mohd, Syed Baha-ud-din and Shah Abdal in Kishtwar during the rule of Raja Jai Singh, Islam spread far and wide in Doda region, Dudu Basant Garh, mahore, Gulabgarh and Chennai of Udhampur District. Shah Farid-ud-Din… Read More »

Hud Mata – Tri Sandhiya Yatra

श्री  हुद माता – त्रि संधीय    The world famous Brahama Peaks, talking to sky and standing side by side in the nanth nala region of Dachhan, have a series of sites of pilgrimage under its lap. Beyond the last habitation namely Nanth Nala, 9kms away from village Panjdhara of Dachhan, one finds nature in… Read More »

Holy Shesh Naag at Tatta Pani

Tatapani, translated from Hindi as “hot water,” holy hot springs.  Like most holy hot springs in India, they come with a story:Seven thousand years ago, during the times of the Mahabharata the elder brother of Krishna, Balram came to the valley in the form of a sadhu wanderer named Sheshnag.  Sheshnag was one of the… Read More »

Parna mata

Parna, a habitation situated in village Chingam of Chhatroo tehsil attracts thousands of pilgrims from Kishtwar and adjoining areas. A black idol of rare and preious stone of Balashdashbhuja Mata existed here.People of this area are sentimentally attached to this Idol of Ashtadashbhuja Mata in her child-hood form. Chingam is a picturesue place on the… Read More »

Machail Mata Paddar

जय कारा मचैला वाली  दा ! बोल संचै  दरबार की जय  !! Jai Mata Di                        Jai Mata Di                      Jai Mata Di  “The Himalayan pilgrimages are the oldest organized travel system, evolved over time by Hindu… Read More »

Temples in Kishtwar

There are large number of temples in Kishtwar district. But it is hard to describe all of these. I try to discuss some of these which are in main Kishtwar town and not outside this. 1. Shri Gori Shanker Mandir Sarkoot:- Gori Shanker temple is the most ancient temple of this area.This temple holds a… Read More »

Hot Springs in Kishtwar

Tatapani Padder                                                     तातापानी पाडर Tatapani Renai Marwa                                          तातापानी रेनाई मरवा  Puller Nagseni                                                        पुलर नाग्सेनी  Kiyar Dachhan                                                        कियार दछन  1.  Tatta Pani  Padder Tatta Pani in Padder tehsil is a famous health resort which abounds in hot springs. The main source of hot spring at Tatta Pani is a pond where in boiling hot water gushes out. It… Read More »