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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

The pagoda style of temples is the rarest of the four types of the temples in this complex as mentioned. This is naturally so as the more obvious style to be adopted would be the Chalet-style which is a close imitation to the residential buildings.The temples of any region originate from a number of factors. Firstly there should be a degree of affluence in individuals or possibly the existence of a rich ruling dynasty, which make large temples possible.

This has been the case in the South or Orissa. The Emperor Shah Jahan exhausted the treasury by building the Taj at Agra. Bengal, which seldom had a very strong and centralized ruling dynasty, never had either the very rich man to make rich temple endowments like those in the South. Another factor will naturally be the availability of materials to build temples with.

In Bengal where stones are rare we get temples built of brick and mud, some with stone and mud and even we findwonderful specimens of artisanship in mud-temples. The temples in South, Orissa and Bihar are great examples of stone edifices. In Himachal Pradesh stone and wood are both available in plenty and naturally we get timber-bonded stone religious shrines. But these shrines were never as towering as the temples of Orissa or those in the South.

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