Trilochan Nath Temple

The Trilochan Nath Temple is a revered religious site in Jammu's Kathua district. Both tourists and devotees enjoy visiting this temple, which is devoted to Lord Shiva. Trilochan Nath, the name of the temple, alludes to Shiva as the "Lord with Three Eyes," emphasising his capacity for all-seeing. Based on its artistic styles, its estimated date of construction is the tenth or eleventh century CE. The Pujari caretaker and the locals claim that the sacred site dates back to the Mahabharata era. The architectural style of the Trilochan Nath Temple is among its most remarkable features. Built in the traditional style, the temple features elaborate carvings and detailed sculptures that represent different facets of Hindu mythology. Not only do these carvings add to the temple's beauty, but they also narrate stories from ancient texts, providing history and art enthusiasts with a visual feast. The Sanctum's exquisite stone door frame features three sakhas with human figures, lotuses, and floral motifs. Bhagwan Ganesh is in the centre, with two Dwaarpalas on either side of him. From the exterior, the sanctum suggests a panchratha scheme. A band of lotus petals that encircles a panel featuring images of various gods, including Vishnu, Garuda, Devi with lion, Bhagwan Ram, and others, tops off the base mouldings. The tranquil and serene atmosphere of the temple is another well-known feature. Because of the abundant vegetation all around it, it's the ideal location for people wishing to get away from the bustle of the city. The serene ambiance heightens the spiritual encounter by facilitating introspection and meditation. Apart from its religious importance, the temple also bears witness to the rich cultural legacy of the Kathua district. It attracts tourists, history buffs, and worshippers alike as a representation of the region's architectural genius and devotion.

  • Best Time to Visit: Throughout the year (especially during Maha Shivratri which in February or March)
  • Ideal Duration: 1 to 2 hours
  • Distance From Airport: The nearest airport is in Jammu which is 116 kms away
  • Distance From Railway Station: The nearest railway station is in Kathua which is 22 kms away
  • Distance From Road: It is situated 119 kms away Jammu and 71 kms away from Kathua
  • Travel Tips: Offer prayers, enjoy scenic beauty and explore the temple premises
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