BILLAWAR TOURIST SPOTS

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Billawar is famous for Religious Places:-

SUKRALA MATA

The Most famous shrine dedicated to mother goddess is Sukrala Devi Shrine at a distance of 9.60 Kms from Billawar and  about 75 Kms from Kathua. The Shrine is located at aheight of 3500 ft on a hillock amidst sylevan surroundings. The white lime coated imposing edifice of the temple stands erect majestically. The pilgrims have to scale flights of many steps to reach venerated temple. The holy shrine is the abode of goddess Mal Devi, the re-incarnation of Sharda Devi. The goddess has manifested herself here in the shape of a Shilla (Stone Slab) seated on a Brass Lion with a silver mounted head. Behind it is also an image of Mahishasur  Murdini (re-incarnation of Maha-Luxmi) standing on the body of Mahishasur, the Demon King. The Goddess is four Armed with a sword in one of her hands. Many legends are associated with the Shrine. The Holy Shrine is believed to have been built by Madho Singh and exiled Prince of Chamba (Himachal Pardesh). The Pilgrimage to the Shrine is increasing every year. During the Navratras the Number goes upto over 50 thousand.

MAHABILVAKESHWAR TEMPLE

This Most famous Shiva Shrine dates back to antiquity. Formerly known as the Hari-Hara Temple, it has Shiv Trimurti. Located in the Heart of Billawar Town, the temple is called Mahabilvakeshwar in view of abundance of Bilva trees in the area. It is believed that God Shiva is highly pleased when Bilva leaves, known as Bel-patri in local parlance, are offered to him. The temple spire is about 60 Ft high over a square sanctum,. The temple has a number of other images like that of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva (5-headed), Ganesh and Bhairav. The temple edifice has been built with chiselled and dressed stones which have been crumbling of late.Also, this temple is very much related to the Maharaja Hari Singh’s (Dr Karan Singh’s father) family. There is an old  saying that, if there is a mishappening/casuality  in this royal family, A brick/stone having a spot of blood falls from the temple.

SHIVA

PARVATI

GANESHA

SOME MORE RELIGIOUS PLACES

Khwaja Peer Baba
Varun Devta
Mandli Billawar

Mata Bala Sundri

  Newly Discovered Shiv Caves At        (Kammand)

Places Of Tourist Attraction

Machedi                     

Ranbir Sagar (Thein Dam)