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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

KULU-MANALI

Unfortunately by this time probably the excellent stone-carving style had deterio- rated and Raja Jagat Singh's temples are not as richly decorated. The shrine of Gaurishankar at Nagar, which was the capital for some time, near the palace is another example of the shikhara style. Penelope Chetwode mentioned another example in the temple of Murlidhar (the flute-playing Krishna) at Thawa village.

Raja Jagat Singh (16371672) was a Vishnu-worshipper and he brought the idol of Raghunathji from Oudh and raised a large shikhara temple in the East of Nagar castle. But it was a poor specimen in comparison to the shikhara temples of Vishveshvara Mahadeva of Ba aura or Gaurishankar at Nagar or Murlidhar at Thawa.

The second type of temple is the typical indigenous "timber-bonded style of the Western Himalaya" consisting of alternate courses of dry stone and deodar beams. This type is said to be more earthquake proof, - there is no mortar in-between the dressed stones and probably there win be a greater chance to quiver at the time of an earthquake and avoid a crash. There is usually a wooden verandah with pillars well carved and the pillars run right around the upper storey of the building.

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