The city of Jammu, besides being the winter capital of the state, is also
known as the city of temples. It is believed that Raja Jamboo Lochan
originally founded the city in the 14th century. According to the
popular legend, while the Raja was hunting one day, he happened to
witness a tiger and a goat drinking water side by side from one and the
same pond. He was so struck by this extraordinary phenomenon that he
decided to build a city at this site so that the strong and weak could
live together in peace and mutual tolerance.
Temples of Jammu
Situated in the foothills of the Himalayas, is the
place that Raja Jambu Lochan discovered one day along the River Tawi,
while he was on a hunting trip. To his surprise, he found that a tiger
and a goat stood side-by-side, drinking water from the same place in the
Tawi River. He was so struck by this unusual sight that he decided to
build a city here where no living creature seemed to bear enmity towards
Museums of Jammu
In the north, Jammu's two museums display a valuable
collection of miniature paintings collectively known as 'Pahari' school
of paintings or hill school of paintings. In Srinagar, there is a Shri
Pratap Singh (SPS) Museum, which is the only place in India where one
can see stone sculptures of deities executed in the distinctive style
that was a hallmark of Kashmir in the 7th to 11th centuries.
Jammu is the winter capital of the state of Jammu and Kashmir.