Avantiswami Temple
Avantiswami Temple
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Hitender S
Chandigarh, India175 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Family
Must visit.The Place is being restored by Archaeological Survey of India. One the way to srinagar from Pahalgam. Close to srinagar.Interesting place... These are ruins, but kept well now. To enjoy, do take guide , he is there itself. Will charge very nominal arnd Rs100 and he will epxlain it very nicely.They charge an entry fee to this place
Written September 22, 2023
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Akshada C
66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
The Avantiswami Temple, located in Avantipora is a historic Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It was built by King Avantivarman in the 9th century during the rule of the Utpala dynasty. The temple is renowned for its impressive architecture, featuring intricate carvings and sculptures, typical of the Kashmiri style. Despite being partially damaged over the centuries, it still retains its grandeur and is considered a significant archaeological and cultural site.

On the way to Pahalgam, this is a must visit if you want to explore Kashmir beyond the touristy traps.
Written April 13, 2024
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kedar2015
Mumbai, India316 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
If you love to know history then its a must visit place to know historical background of Kashmir how it started with Hindu culture ... and later destroyed by Mughals .... they have guide there who gives good information.
Written April 17, 2022
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Meghana26
Indore, India236 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Family
Must stop on the way to Pahalgam to visit Avantipur ruins, a historical place. The ruins of a huge temple which had got burried during a earthquake long ago, which remain buried for almost 500 years. Beautiful architecture, you must have a guide to tell you about the history though.
Written June 6, 2015
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Tapanol
Hyderabad, India44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Friends
The ruins of Avantiswami temple at Avantipura in Anantnag district tells a tale by itself.It will be a delight for the Historians and Archaeologists for their research and a dream come true for the tourists at large.We could see the majestic pillars and ruins of the Avantiswami temple spread across a large area.As if a tornado has forced the majestic structure to the ground . The magnificent wall carvings of our God and Goddesses have been beautifully done.No doubt we can measure the great Indian architecture that was prevalent during those days.This will be a lovely place for the foreigners to know about our Indian heritage it's art and sculpture.This should be declared a great hetitage site if not done yet.It is said that Raja Avantivarman erected two majestic and magnificient temples,one dedicated to Lord Vishnu called Avantiswamin and the other dedicated to Lord Shiva called Avantiswaram. Though there were conflicting theories of how the structures became ruins but as we saw it as laymen we felt that it was an earthquake that might have been the root cause of such mammoth destruction of the temples. We found that the ruins were under the purview of The Archaeological Survey of India. The local people there were good in their hospitality and did a brisk business as our bus stopped there.
However just see the ruins and the other places around with family and friends and imagine our past....after seeing it you all will salute and say 'Mera Bharat Mahan'.
May be the ASI could be requested to rebuild the said temples not for worship but for the tourists and the world to see it's grandeur.
Written April 17, 2015
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AnilAggarwal
Kurukshetra, India7,150 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Couples
Every time i visit Kashmir,i do see ruins of this temple,situated 30 km from Srinagar on highway to Pahalgam on right bank of Jhelum river in Pulwama district. Also known as Avantiswamin temple. King Avantivarman built this Vaishnava temple in AD855-883. Main design is based on that temple was built on a two tiered base in center of a paved courtyard enclosed by a all around gallery. Temple entrance is in middle of west wall. All walls are ornamented with sculptured God figures. All figures are disfigured. You find such figures in South temples. Whole temple is in ruins but under maintenance by ASI. Garden is well maintained
Entry ticket Rs 10/=
Open from 9am to 5pm
Must visit site
Written March 6, 2015
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Sangeeta H
Mumbai, India9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Solo
This is built on 33 degree latitude. This is not just any latitude number. Its a Sacred Number of Christ Consciousness or Krishna Consciousness...all stemming from Lord Vishnu's Consciousness of Love, Light, Truth, Illumination, Wisdom, Harmony, and Healing Powers. The entrance is an Inter-Dimensional Gateway ....for those who are energy workers and mediums.

It is no surprise that it was destroyed. Nothing on 33 degree can exist until it is surrounded by energy of the highest purity. Any lower energy or high density vibration would automatically cause it to self-destruct. And it did.

To all visiting it, please very consciously walk into the Gate, pause, meditate, breathe in deep and feel your consciousness shift. Walk to the spot that hosted Vishnu Ji's statue and rest around on a stone and meditate.

Please do not spoil this Sacred Energy Vortex and Gateway with casual loitering or littering. My suggestion: do not eat inside, nor drink, smoke or chit chat. Respect the high power in this place, be reverent, be holy.

The sardar guide is very enthusiastic as its his profession and earning. Do not spend too much time sight seeing with him, allow him to guide you to the layout, the different deities that have their mini temples within the complex, then bid him adieu and be alone. Be with Lord Vishnu and receive Him direct...you dont need an agent to make your connection with God!
Written September 20, 2018
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Rucha121
Chennai (Madras), India339 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
This temple is in ruins currently but well preserved by the Tourism Board. However, the guides are not well trained, as they are only bent on extracting money and not giving correct historical background of this place. There is entry fees to this place. it is located on highway. You can click pictures amidst the stone walls and rocks and ruins of this temple.
Written December 23, 2016
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BongBlogger
Kolkata (Calcutta), India309 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Solo
This temple was built by King Avanti Varman before he ascended to the throne of Kashmir. The temple is small but more ornate and dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The temple was destroyed by the earthquake and reclaimed after removal of debris. This temple was neglected more than thousand years (Temple also suffered from the iconoclasts) and buried the entire structure except the upper portion of the walls of the main entrance. The temple faced the destruction during the reign of Sikandar Butshikan in the 14th century.

This could be a very good attraction for the tourists but unfortunately, most of the tourists are not aware of the temple. This temple is situated on the bank of river Jhelum, beautiful hills are there in the backdrop and ruins of the temple altogether will usher you to a different world.
Written August 6, 2016
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Madhvi V
Chennai (Madras), India44 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Couples
En route from Pahalgam to Srinagar, Awantipur is a town that had a temple dedicated to Avantiswami. Now in ruins and maintained by the ASI, the site offers capturing views especially if you’re looking to freeze them behind your camera lenses. You may still trace the traditional Gopura architecture on close observation, and that’s saying something considering the temple is close to 600 years old! Sights of the conservative steep steps giving you a feeling of climbing 10 though in reality you may have just climbed 5, and structures and pillars that are broken and ripped strewn over the premises, kept us rooted to spot for a while. The entire structure is ruined literally, and yet the one thing keeps these ruins alive are those faint traces of architecture. It’s a beautiful site to capture still moments of this architectural beauty. A one-time worth visit, particularly should you be passing this route.
Written December 9, 2014
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