Ahead of PM’s Jammu visit administration takes this significant step

World famous Shri Raghunath Ji Temple will soon get a facelift


JAMMU: Ahead of much awaited visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the City of Temples Jammu, the Jammu District Administration has taken a significant step to approve the Detailed Project Report (DPR) for repair/ renovation of world famous Shri Raghunath Ji Temple.

It is to mention here that Shri Raghunath Ji Temple Jammu is the largest temple complex of India which is dedicated to Lord Ram and consists of 42 other major temples besides Shri Ranbir Sanskrit Research Institute and Library.

To preserve the temple into its original form, the Jammu District administration has recently approved a DPR worth Rs 452.70 lakh under the ‘Revival, Restoration, Preservation and Maintenance of Architecture and Heritage in Jammu Kashmir’ implementation scheme.

Other four historic Shrines and sites were also identified and their DPRs are also approved. Repair and Renovation of historic heritage building (Shahi Masjid Sharief Bahu), conservation/ renovation of Railway Station Ranbir Singh Pura Jammu, repair/renovation of Shri Ram Ji temple Sui Simbli Marh Jammu and repair/ renovation of Shri Baldev Ji Temple Jammu.

The District administration has forwarded the DPRs to the Archives, Archaeology and Museum, Jammu Kashmir to take a final call.  Officials told Greater Jammu “ to save and preserve the historic shrines and sites are the prime objective of Archives, Archeology and Museum Department”

Under the Revival, Restoration, Preservation and Maintenance of Architecture and Heritage in Jammu Kashmir scheme, Archives Dept has already been working to restore the originality of 37 sites, shrines of Jammu Kashmir which includes Mandir, Gurudwara, Mosque, forts and others.

In Jammu Division, the repair and renovation of 18 different sites including Samba fort, Jaganoo Fort, Bambu Chack Temple is ongoing.

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