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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

THE BACKGROUND OF THE TEMPLES IN HIMACHAL PRADESH

A recent example of a shikhara style temple is that at Udaipur near Chamba built after 1720. It is strange that this temple should have three marble idols, one of the deity Narayana and the other two of Raja Udai Singh and his brother Lachman Singh (1720 A.D.). The Triloknath temple in Chamba is another important temple held sacred by both the Hindus and the Buddhists. This temple after the transfer of the areas is now in the district of Lahul and Spiti.

Mandi town has a number of stone temples in the shikhara style. Most of the temples have well carved figures and Triloknath and Panchvaktra are quite exclusive in workmanship. This temple of Triloknath should not be mixed up with the one at Lahul and Spiti and was built near about 1820 A.D. There is a life-sized stone image of three faced Siva with Parvati in his lap and mounted on a bull. The Panchvaktra temple is located at the confluence of the river Beas and its tributary Suketi. Lord Siva here has five faces and ten arms. Mandi probably has the only Ardha narishwar idol in a shikhara temple.

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