The Mysterious Temple of Masrur – Secret World

Lahalpur, Masroor, Himachal Pradesh 176026, India

Simona Bertolaso

Masroor

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Description

The Masrur Temples, also referred to as Masroor Temples or Rock-cut Temples at Masrur, is an early 8th-century complex of rock-cut Hindu temples in the Kangra Valley of Beas River in Himachal Pradesh, India.They form a group of 15 monolithic rock cut temples in the Indo Aryan style and are richly carved. These richly ornamented cave temples are the only rock shrines in the northern part of India.The main shrine contains three stone images of Ram laxman and Sita but the presence of the figure of Shiva in the centre of the lintel affords a strong presumption that the temple was originally dedicated to Mahadeva. With a passing resemblance to temples at Angkor Wat in Cambodia, they are especially beautiful when seen with their reflections in the tank in front.

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