Akhnoor

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Akhnoor Fort



Akhnoor town (32° 54' N; 74° 45' E) is situated on the right bank of the river Chenab 28 Km South-west of Jammu in the foothills of the Pir Panjal range in the Jammu and Kashmir state of India. After the River leaves Akhnoor it debouches into the plains of Jammu.

The Jia Pota Temple is located near the town where, under a tree after which the Temple is named, the raj Tilak ceremony of the 21 year old Dogra Rajput Raja Gulab Singh was performed by Maharaja Ranjit Singh. The Ghat near the temple, called the Jia Pota Ghat is revered by Hindus.

Near here a Sikh Sant Sunder Singh ji Alibegh bale of Mirpur (POK) meditated near the bank of the Chenab. In this spot a beautiful Gurdwara, has been constructed in his memory by the Sikh Sangat of Jammu. The Gurdwara is known as Gurdwara Tapo Asthan Sant Baba Sunder Singh Jii Alibegh.