Constructed in the 9th century, Avantiswami Temple is a well-known tourist site in the state of Jammu & Kashmir. This group of temples was an architectural marvel in the bygone times and was built under the reign of the King Avantivarman. Two temples were built and were dedicated to Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu respectively. Today these temples stand in a ruined state but still have the charm of luring the visitors.
Why Is It Famous?
Avantiswami Temple is famous because it is regarded as the earliest constructed Hindu temple in the state of Jammu & Kashmir. It was constructed by the workers that came from Greece for building the shrine.
According to ASI, the temple of Avantiswami boasted beautiful carvings on the interiors as well as the exterior walls. The verses in the Hindi and Kashmiri language were found during the excavations.
During the natural calamity of an earthquake, both temples were completely destroyed and left behind the stones that narrated the tales of a bygone era.
Best Time To Visit:-
There is no special time for visiting Avantiswami temple. It can be visited during any time of the year.
Carry extra food and water along as the restaurants and eateries are not located nearby. Thus, carrying light snacks is recommended.
Pulwama district is the nearest township to Avantiswami Temple. The town is well-connected via roadways, railways, and airways. People can reach Avantiswami Temple from any point in Kashmir easily via these means.
Nearest Railway Station:- Avantipura Railway Station
Nearest Airport:- Srinagar Airport
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