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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 simple people with an artistic beat of mind and religious poise rush to the temples of Raghunathji, Dhoongri temple of Devi Hidimba and others. Naturally the scenic beauty and sublimity of the mountains, valleys and lush greens suggest a benevolent Adya-Shakti or primeval energy and that craving of the mind is supplied by Durga, the divine consort of Lord Siva, the sombre God of Tandava-Nritya.

The classification of the different types of temples of Kulu-Manali complex does not pose great difficulty and it followsgenerally the pattern indicated earlier as to the temples in general in Himachal Pradesh. Accurate chronology as to when one temple type predominated or when the other type came up and whether the second type was meant to supplant the other will be a futile exercise in academic guesses.

Even if another type came up it did never supplant the other type. The Hindu temples are not pulled down and at their worst are left in neglect. It is, however, well known that Jain temples are often pulled down for a reconstruction. In this Kulu- Manali complex as well as in the other areas of Himachal Pradesh it is quite usual to find neglected temples in the midst of forest or at the niches of mountains without any icons or deities.

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