Raghunath Temple

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A view of Sikhara of Raghunath Temple, Jammu, India (1988)

Raghunath Temple, with seven shrines each with its own Sikhara, is one of the largest temple complex of north India. It is located in Jammu in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. The temple was built during the period 1835–1860 by Maharaja Gulab Singh and his son Maharaja Ranbir Singh. The temple has many gods, but the presiding deity is Rama, an Avatar of Vishnu.

On 30 March 2002 two suicide bombers attacked the temple. Seven persons, including three security forces personnel, were killed and 20 were injured. While the Hindus were performing puja in the temple complex on 24 November 2002, a fidayeen attack by terrorists took place, when two suicide bombers stormed the temple. This attack resulted in the deaths of 13 devotees and injuries to several more.[1][2]

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  1. ^ S.P. Sharma and M.L. Kak (25 November 2002). "Raghunath Temple attacked, 12 dead". The Tribune. Retrieved 6 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Terrorists attack Jammu temples, 12 dead". The Times of India. 24 November 2012. Retrieved 6 December 2013. 

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