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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 shikhara temple of Brahmaur, smaller in size and plainer in appearance, contains a brass image of Nar Singh,the man-lionincarnation of Vishnu. Its erection by Rani Tribhuvana Rekha is mentioned in a copper-plate inscription of Yogakara, the son of Sahila, and may, therefore, be placed in, the tenth or eleventh century. The Nar Singh temple suffered consider- able damage in the earthquake of the fourth April, 1905.Temple at Saho A stone temple of a peculiar type is that ofChandra Shekh (Sanskrit Chandra-Shekhara) the moon-crowned Shiva, at Saho.

It is surmounted by a sloping slate-roof, evidently of modern date.The two remark- able figures, however, on both sides of the entrance bear out that the main body of the building is ancient. An early Sharada inscription, discovered at the adjoining village of Sarahan, presumably records the foundation of the Saho temple. Temple at Udaipur The small shikhara temple at Udaipur, three miles below Chamba, is a specimen of a very late type, as it was erected after the death of Raja Udai Singh which occurred in A. D. 1720. It contains three small-size images of white marble.

The central one represents Narayana, the other two Raja Udai Singh and his brother Lachman Singh, who were murdered near the spot where the temple stands. Besides, there is a slab with the effigies of the Raja, and his four rams and eighteen maid-servants who became sati after his demise. The slab corresponds with the so-called sati pillars of Mandi and Kulu. It is the only instance of its kind met with in Chamba.

 

 

 

 

 

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