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Iconic Shiv temple in Gulmarg destroyed in blaze

The temple was popular among tourists as it has featured in several Bollywood movies, including in the hit song 'Jai Jai Shiv Shankar' from "Aap Ki Kasam." Featuring Rajesh Khanna and Mumtaz. 

News Arena Network - Srinagar - UPDATED: June 4, 2024, 10:24 PM - 2 mins read

Iconic Shiv temple in Gulmarg destroyed in blaze

Iconic Shiv temple in Gulmarg destroyed in blaze

Fire at the iconic Shiv temple in Gulmarg - X


A famous temple located atop a hillock in the tourist resort of Gulmarg in Jammu and Kashmir was gutted in a blaze early Wednesday, officials said. 

 

The blaze erupted in the Shiv Temple, also known as Rani Temple, before dawn.

 

The officials said that the causes of the fire are yet to be ascertained. Meanwhile, Police assisted by locals put out the fire but could not save the temple, they said.

 

The locals on the spot said, “The majority of the structure of this temple is constructed from wooden frames, and it burned down quickly.” 

 

Those who saw the fire said, “It was intense, and with all local assistance, they failed to save it from burning.”

 

The temple was popular among tourists as it has featured in several Bollywood movies, including in the hit song 'Jai Jai Shiv Shankar' from "Aap Ki Kasam." Featuring Rajesh Khanna and Mumtaz. 

 

The temple is supposedly more than 100 years old and is quite popular among tourists, not only Hindus but all those visiting this iconic temple.



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