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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  
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CHAMBA

There are, however, scattered all over the district, stones with one or two rudely- carved figures. These are known as autar stones and were erected by the relatives of a man who had died without leaving male descendants to perform the shraddha ceremony. The circumstance that, Raja Udai Singh died sonless led to the founding of the Udaipur temple, and the slab it contains evidently serves the purpose of an autar stone. 

Trilok Nath Temple----- In the Chander Bhaga Valley Only one temple of the shikhara type is found. It is the famous sanctuary of Trilok Nath, the lord of the three worlds', which is another name for Avalokiteshvara, the Popular Bodhisatva. It is, probably, with the Bodhi temple at Gaya, the only Buddhist shrine in India, which has remained Buddhist up to the present day. It contains a six-armed image of white marble.

One right hand is in the gift-bestowing attitude; one of the left hands holds a lotus, the typical attribute of this Bodhi- sattva; and, on his head, he wears the effigy of his spiritual father, the Buddha of Boundless Light, Amitabha. The officiating priest is a lama. Trilok Nath is, indeed, equally worshipped by the Buddhists of Lahul,Ladakh and Zaskar, and by the Hindus of the neighboring hill tracts. It is of special interest to note that the Trilok Nath temple is purely Indian in type and must, therefore, be regarded as a monument of Indian Buddhism.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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