About Ghagwal Shri Narsingh Dham:
Shri Narsingh Ji Temple is an ancient temple established over 1,700 years ago in Ghagwal, Samba District, Jammu, J&K. It is within walking distance of the national road and the train station. When you enter the temple you will see Hanuman’s (Bajrang Bali) altar along with five trees (Neem, Peepal, Garna, Shehtoot (blackberry) and Riyar).
Around 1,700 years ago, few saints came to this holy place and took refuge near these five trees. These five trees had withered away. In the morning when these saints were about to leave this place, they saw that all the trees were green. Among these saints, one of the saints Shri Nar Hari Das told the rest of the saints that he would not leave this place and that he would stay here forever. One of the Saint, Ram Das decided to stay with him and serve Shri Nar Hari Das.
After a long time, a group of some ladies came to this place and asked the saint to stay there. When the ladies left, saint Ram Das, while cleaning the area, found a bag full of goods. Ram Das went to his master Shri Nar Hari Das Ji and informed him of the bag. Then Shri Nar Hari Das Ji sent Ram Das to Badhvani, a place near Samba to return the bag.
One of the ladies named Maa Brinda told Ram Das that they would go to Vaishno Devi and when they returned they would collect her bag. The lady Brinda, who belong to a very wealthy family from Rajasthan, settled permanently in Samba and came to Ghagwal every day to serve the saints. One day Sri Nar Hari Das Ji was telling the story of Narsingh Avatar to the devotees. At that time, Maa Brinda asked Mahant Ji to want to build a temple there.
Then Maa Brinada told Mahant Ji about the goods in the bag she used to carry with her all the time. There were their sculptures in her bag, one was of Maa Annapurna (white-colored), the second was of Sri Narsingh Ji Avatar with Sudershan Chakkar and the third one was of Narsingh Jee Roop. Maa Brinda then sold her two gold bangles and bought 37 kanals of land for the Sarovar (pond) and donated the land to the temple.
Ghagwal Shri Narsingh Mandir Timings: 5.00 am to 8.00 Pm
Summer Aarti Timings:
Morning: 5.00 am to 6.30 am
Evening: 7.00 pm to 8.00 pm
Winter Aarti Timings:
Morning: 6.30 am to 8.00 am
Evening: 7.00 pm to 8.00 pm
Hawan And Yagya Ghagwal Temple:
Performed on the 27th day after the birth of the baby, it is performed from 7 am till 12 noon.
People from all religions which include Sikh, Hindu, Christians and others, come and perform the puja or jagaya at this holy temple.
Samaghhri or items required while doing puja or Jagya:
- Bronze bowl (kain ki kouli)
- Desi ghee (1.25kg)
- Five or 6 types of fruits (1.25kg each)
- Sweets (1kg)
- Agarbati & dhoop (1 packet each)
- Tulla Daan which includes daal (pulses), Aata (wheat flour) & rice (as per the weight of the person)
- Chadawa or donation (according to the person’s choice)
How to Reach Narsingh Ji Mandir:
The nearest airport is Jammu Civil Enclave.
The nearest railway station is Ghagwal.
Ghagwal Narsingh Ji Temple is 300m away from Ghagwal bus atop.
Ghagwal Narasimha Temple Address:
Shri Narsingh Dham,
Jammu and Kashmir – 184141.