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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
Andhrapradesh
Maharastra
Kerala
Himachal Pradesh
Tamilnadu

Bengal

Assam
Bihar
Somanatha

CHAMBA

After about 400 years the capital of the State was removed to Chamba.

A description of the temples of Brahmaur has been summarized as follows :

"These ancient edifices are grouped together in a distinct compound well known and held high in faith and esteem as the Chaurasi or Churasi. According to legend, shortly after the accession of Sahil Varma, the ruler of Brahmapura(Brahmaur) , eighty- four yogies visited the place. They were greatly pleased with the raja's piety and hospitality, and stayed there for a considerable time, rewarding the raja with the birth of a son, as an heir, followed by nine more sons and a daughter. It is this daughter, named Champavati, who, as has been mentioned earlier, is said, according to one version, to have lent Chamba its name which is originally believed to have been Champa. It is in commemoration of this visit by these eighty-four yogis that the temple arena is believed to have been called chaurasi.

The following temples still exist: -

1. Shri Harihar          Shivling               Stone

2. Nar Singh Bhagwan Nar Singh       Brass

3. LakshanaDev Bhagwati(Goddess)Brass

4. Shri Ganeshji   Ganeshji                 Brass

5. Shri Dashnam Akhara Shivling       Stone

6. Shiv Daivala Shivling                       Stone

7. Nandigan Nandi (bull)                      Brass

8. ShriKantheshwarMahadevShivling Stone

9. Shivalaya (Mani Mahes) Shivling    Stone

10. Shri Sitalaji, Bhagwati(Goddess) Stone

11. Ardhgaya. Tirath Talab(tank)         Stone

12. Shri Suryaling Shivling  Stone

13. Shri Mauniling Shivling  Stone

14. Shri Jyotiling Shivling Stone

15. Shri Mahadevji. Shiviing Stone

16. Shri Trameshwarji, Shivling Stone

17. Shri Nakeshwarji Shivling Stone

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