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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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KANGRA AREA

The most valuable and at the same time the most delicate portion of the edifice, viz., the open pavilion supported on four ornamental pillars which sheltered Siva's bull Nandi, collapsed in the earthquake. To the east of this pavilion is the shrine containing the lingam, which forms the object of worship. It measures only 9 feet 2 inches square outside. The floor is 2 feet below the level of the paved street, which shows the amount of accumulation that has taken place since the temple was built. To the south of the pavilion is another chamber, which seems to have been the original shrine.

On both sides of its entrance are two Jain images described by Sir Alexander Cunningham. One of these images represents the Tirthankar Adinatha, as is indicated by the effigy of a bull on the pedestal. It bears, moreover, a Sarada inscription, dated in the year 50 of the Lokakala or Saptarshi era. Dr. Buhler, who edited the inscription, believed it to be nearly contemporaneous with the Baijnath eulogizes on account of the similarity of the character."

Within the fort of Nurpur, once the seat of the Pathania Rajas is a ruined temple excavated in 1886 by the Archaeological Survey. Only the basement of this temple is in existence, a building with remarkable wall paintings. There has been some research on the wall paintings, which has been mentioned elsewhere. The reference in the old District Gazetteer of 1924-1925 will be of some interest now that we know more of the wall paintings.

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