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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

WALL PAINTINGS ON THE TEMPLES OF HIMACHAL

In Kangra district the Thakurdvara, known as Lord Krishna's shrine in Nurpur fort has a number of such paintings mostly on the themes of Lord Krishna's love dalliances and other legends. The temple is a double storey structure and the verandah in the ground floor was once apparently covered with paintings, many of which have been rubbed out or repeatedly white washed.

At Nadaun the temple Shivalaya -built by. Raja Sansar Chand of Kangra (A.D. 1776 - 1823) has a number of paintings on the scene of two Rajas playing Chaupar (drafts), Shiva and Parvati, Krishna and Radha, etc. As mentioned elsewhere Raja Sansar Chand was a great patron of temples and temple paintings. His capital Sujanpur Tira has the temples of the Gaurishankar, Murali Manohar and Narmadesvara. The first two temples are full of paintings. The themes are Shiva and Parvati and the Devi's confrontation with the Mahisasur and scenes of the Ramayana. There are several panels regarding the marriage of Rama and his brothers, Rama's happy fife in Panchavati etc. Narmadesvara temple's paintings are mainly about the legends of Lord Krishna and Radha. Here there are two panels depicting the famous legend of Govardhanadharana. There is a remarkable painting showing Krishna as a King and seated on a throne listening to music. One of the paintings depicts Guru Nanak talking to Mardana.

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