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Temples & Legends of Himachal Pradesh
Index Of Himachal Pradesh Author
Introduction Background
Kulu - Manali Shyama Kali Temple
Manali Mandi
The Ardhanari Temple, Mandi Buddha Temple
Bijli Mahadev Idol Worship
Hidimba Banasur
Basishta Chamba
Kangra Area Manikaran
Bajreshwari Devi Chintpurni Devi Temple
Baijnath Temple Baglamukhi Deity And Her Temple
Chamunda Nandikeshwar Bilasur
Kinnaur Lahul   And Spiti
Wall Paintings Sirmur
Nath Temple  
Major Sections
Temples & Legends Of India
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CHAMBA

The other temple, that of Bansi Gopal, in the vicinity of the place, is of a much later date. In a copper-plate of RajaBalabhadra, of A.D. 1855, mention is made of the consecration of a temple of Gopal, which presumably is the one in question, as no other temple of this name is known to exist in the town.

Finally, there are the two- shikhara temples dedicated to Devi That of Vajreshwari or Bhagvati outside the town is remarkable for its fine sculpture. The short inscriptions under the niches seem merely to contain the names of the artisans employed in the construction of the building, but give no certain clue to its date. The temple of Champavati on the north sideof the chaugan contains a stone image of Durga slaying the buffalo-demon.

In the courtyard of this temple we note a dilapidated shrine of small size which shelters the images of Vasuki Naga (or Baski Nag) and his Wazir. Originally, the naga king had a more spacious residence, which was destroyed by fire in the year 1898.

Temples at Brahmaur------The shikhara temples beyond those in the town are very few in number. At Brahmaur, the ancient capital, there are two buildings of this type. The larger of the two is dedicated to Shiva under the name of Mani Mahes.It is ascribed to Meru Varman, who reigned about A. D. 700, but it is very doubtful whether the present building goes back to so remote a time.This much is certain, however, that the erection of a Shiva temple by Meru Varman is recorded in an inscription on the brass bull, which stands in front of the temple.

 

 

 

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