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Temples For The Triple Sects
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MATTAN - MARTHAND TEMPLE

Among a few extant, the Marthand temple is one, and although in ruins, it gives a graphic account of the rulers' patronage and the people's faith in the Sun-worship. This Surya kshetra then attained spectacular significance, and its pre-eminence commanded the-position of a supreme centre of, pilgrimage. Art critics and archaeologists praised lavishly deeming it the architectural lion of Kashmir. And it was built by the enlightened king Ialitaditya in the middle of eighth century. 

It reflects the superb craftsmanship of the sculptors and glory of architects. And was hailed as one of the most finished temples exuberantly beautified with exquisite sculpture and artistic carvings. Its arches and carvings received approbation by the visitors and critics as, well.

It is located on an extensive pleateau and commands an excellent view of snow bound zones due to high eminence and panoramic natural scenery surrounding it. It consists of vast courtyards with the well-built garbha griha in the centre surrounded by a graceful colonnade of 84 columns artistically made. It was in its heyday considered as a jewel among the temples built by the theist kings.

 

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