Shiv Bari Temple

Shiv Bari, Shivbari or Drone Shiv Temple is said to be around 5000 years old. It is said to be one of the places where Lord Shiva is present in the form of a Pindi/ Shiva Lingam. The temple is said to have a rich history behind from the times of Guru Drone, Drona or Dronacharya. The temple and the dense forest around is once said to be the Drone Nagri(village of Guru Drona). He was the Guru of royal families, Pandavas and Kauravas. And this was the place where he taught the Pandavas and Kauravas.

Amidst a dense forest of the Village Ambota in Gagret, is this famous temple of Lord Shiva, Shiv Bari and just outside the forests, is a Shamshaan Area (Hindu Cremation area) on all 4 sides of this temple. Going towards outside of the temple, are 4 water wells on 4 sides made by the kings of Jammu and Amb after their wishes got fulfilled through this great place.

It is a belief that the wood from these forests can only be used for cremation purposes, bhandara at the mandir or langar purposes, yagya purposes in the temple or for the use of sadhus and yogis in the temple only. If it is used elsewhere and else how is punished by Lord Shiva.

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