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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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Temples & Legends Of India
Himachal Pradesh




The latter feature indicates that this reconstruction happened during the Muhammadan occupation. , The adjoining building, used as the shrine proper, must have been a monument of the short period during which Sansar Chand held the Kangra Fort. The clumsy shape of the spire bears ample evidence of its late date.It is a curious example of the capricious action of the earthquake, that this building was destroyed, whereas the adjoining mandapa did not show any sign of injury.

To the south of the Ambika temple there are two small Jain shrines, facing west. One of them contains merely a pedestal, which must have belonged to a Tirthankar image. In the other is placed a seated statue of Adinatha with a partly obliterated inscription dated, according to Cunningham, in Samvat 1523 (A.D. 1466) in the reign of Sansar Chand I.

In the city of Kangra the only place of any antiquity is the small temple ofIndreshvara. It is ascribed to Raja Indrachandra the first member of whose name, according to a common practice, is coupled with that of the deity-Isvara, i.e. Siva to whom the shrine is dedicated. If Cunningham was right in identifying this Indrachandra with the Indu-Chandra of Jalandhara mentioned in the Rajatarangini (VII, 150) as a contemporary of Anantadeva, of Kashmir (A.D. 1028-63), it would follow that the Indresvara temple dates from the Ilth century.

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