Group of Temples Krimachi
Kiramchi is a small village in Udhampur
district of Jammu & Kashmir State. It lies 12 kms north of Udhampur on
Udhampur-Lander road and 67 kms from Jammu. The complex consists of
five temples and two small shrines. This valley amidst green mountains is
located at an elevation of 730 m above the mean sea level . Two rivulets
namely "Birunala" and Kiramchi are draining this area.
The local tradition says that in the past it was a halting place on Jammu-
Kashmir route through Banihal . According to the contemporary of
Pandavas of Mahabharata was responsible to lay the foundation of this place.
Another tradition ,says that Kiramchi was capital of Bhuti which had
been one of the principalities of Jammu region under the successors of
Daya-Karan, a ruler of Kashmir. According to Diwan Narsingh Dass
Nargis the descendents of king Daya- Karan ruled for many centuries and
their dynasty was known as "Bhutials". As per tradition the last ruler
of this dynasty named "Himmat Singh" was defeated by the Maharaja Ranjit
Singh and Ultimately The Bhuti was given to Raja Gulab Singh . Thus
Bhuti was included in to the Jammu Kingdom in A.D. 1834.
group of temples at Krimachi has been built over the elevated terrace of