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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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Kerala
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Bengal

Assam
Bihar
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KANGRA AREA

There are 15 shrines of Shikhara type with profuse sculpture. As mentioned else where the Thakurdvara temple is the main with three-stone images, said to represent Rama, Lakshmana and Sita. The images axe obviously much more recent than the icon of Siva in the centre of the lintel of the main shrine. A reasonable presumption has been made that it was originally a Siva temple. Mr. Hargreaves assigns the monument to the eighth century or somewhat later.

Regarding the temple of Ambika Devi in Kangra fort and that of Indreshvara in Kangra proper the District Gazetteer mentions :

"The temple of Ambika Devi is a much plainer structure, evidently of no great age. The only ancient portions seem to be the pillars and architrave’s of the mandapa or ante-room which originally must have been on open, twelve-pillared pavilion, roofed over in the corbelling fashion of Hindu architecture. By bricking up the inter columnations the pavilion was converted into a square chamber now covered by a flat dome.

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