This renowned temple was built by Maharaja Ranvir Singh, son of Gulab Singh in 1883 A.D. Local residents believe that he built this temple when Lord Shiva appeared in his dream. Mahabharat mentions a story that says Arjun attained his powers after worshipping Jambu Devi in this area.
All major Hindu festivals are celebrated with much excitement at this temple. It’s a time to rejoice and pray to the almighty. To experience the festivities of this temple, one can visit Ranbireshwar Temple in January (Lohri or Makara Sankranti), March (Ram Navami) and October (Deepavali) when the city’s people regale themselves in a celebratory air.
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Best time to Visit Jammu is fortunate to be blessed with a pleasant and cool climate all through the year. It tends to get hot during the summer months and extremely cold during winters. Winter months are accompanied by snowfall. The ideal time to visit this region is from September to April.
The closest airport to the temple is at Jammu. This airport is around 8 km from the city’s centre. Almost all airlines operate regular flights to Jammu from major cities like Delhi, Srinagar and Leh.
Jammu is well connected with an extensive bus and taxi network. Private tourist buses ply to and fro between Jammu and the major Indian cities like Delhi, Manali, Amritsar, Shimla and Ludhiana. The distance between Delhi and Jammu is around 684 km. Taxis can be hired from Jammu to reach the temple.
Jammu Tawi is the major railway station in Jammu and the closest one to the temple. There are regular train services from major cities of India like Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai , Chennai and Trivandrum.