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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
Himachal Pradesh




"This temple, of which only the basement is extant, is a building of considerable size belonging to the mixed Hindu-Mughul style of architecture which came into vogue under the tolerant rule of Akbar. It is 117 feet long and 50 feet wide externally. It is built of red sandstone and consists of an anteroom or mandapa leading through a central chamber to the sanctuary which is octagonal in plan with recesses at the angles.

Its general plan is very similar to those of the temples of Govind Deo at Vrindaban and of Hari Deo at Govardhan nearMathura (Muttra). A characteristic feature of the temple is the profuse decoration of the outer walls, exhibiting effigies of cows, milkmaids and a figure which most probably represents Krishna judging from the character of these figures, we may assume that the temple was dedicated to Vishnu.

In all probability it was built by Raja Basu (the founder of the fort, who died in A.D. 1613) and destroyed when the rebellion of his son and successor, Suraj, Mall, was suppressed by the army of Jahangir in A.D. 1618.

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