Gupt Ganga

Gupt Ganga Temple

Gupt Ganga Temple- Bhaderwah-Pandavas-Temple-Jammu-Doda

 

To the east of Bhaderwah town on the bank of river Neru at a distance of 0.5 km is an ancient temple know as Gupt Ganga Temple. It is an important ancient religious shrine of the Bhaderwah region.

Gupt Ganga Temple- Bhaderwah-Pandavas-Temple-Jammu-Doda

Entrance

The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and it is believed that the shrine have been positioned in the same place where the Pandavas spent a few days in Bhaderwah during their exile days.

Gupt Ganga Temple- Bhaderwah-Pandavas-Temple-Jammu-Doda

Shiv Ling and Nandi

 

Gupt Ganga Temple- Bhaderwah-Pandavas-Temple-Jammu-Doda

Even the dome of the temple is also made of stones in circular shape.

One of the rocks at the temple has the footprint of Bhim, the 2nd Pandava brother. Inside the temple, there is a footprint of Bhim on a rock. There is a long cave said to have been used by the Pandavas to reach Kashmir from Bhadarwah during the period of their Agyat-Vaas.

Gupt Ganga Temple- Bhaderwah-Pandavas-Temple-Jammu-Doda

Shiv Ling

 

Gupt Ganga Temple- Bhaderwah-Pandavas-Temple-Jammu-Doda

Neru river

 

Gupt Ganga Temple- Bhaderwah-Pandavas-Temple-Jammu-Doda

Temple

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