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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

KINNAUR

In spite of large-scale migrations of the local population in winter season with their flocks of animals to the lower parts of Himachal and their return at the start of summer seasonthe temples and the deities have not been,fortunately,tampered with so far and there has been no vanda- lism. The temples are also free from the influence of eroticism. Walnut wood has largely been used in the temples for doors. The carvings and the very few fresco paintings have their own beauty but not of a very superior attraction.

There is a remarkable Buddhist Chorten at Spilo. Another remarkable feature is that we do not find the fearsome Dvarpals, or the Yaksha as common as in the temples in Nepal. The Mithuna images so common in Nepal is absent. We do not also find that galaxy of high tantricised images (Tara, Manjusri, Hariti, Avalokiteswar or crowned Buddha or Buddha in different poses) as common as in Nepal. Though so close Tibet does not appear to have had that big impact on the temples of this area that she has stimulated in Nepal.

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