Gauri Shankar Temple, Naggar, Himachal Pradesh

Gauri Shankar Temple, Naggar

Location: The well known Gauri Shankar Temple is situated below a castle in the small town of Naggar and can be accessed easily by the travelers.

Description: The main deity of the Gauri Shankar temple, which was constructed around the 11th and 12th century, is Lord Shiva. This shrine houses an idol of goddess Gauri and Lord Shankar. This place is considered as a protected monument. This place, which is regarded as the last monument of Pratihara-Gurjara tradition, is famous for its splendid architecture. The temple features a dome shaped top while the base is present in square shape. Main attraction of the shrine remains the stone carvings that adorn the interiors, as well as the exteriors of the temple. The garbagriha is decorated with beautiful carvings of images of Lord Ganesh, various people playing different musical instruments and also with the carvings of dancing girls. A visit to this temple is bound to leave the tourists mesmerized.

Activities: Tourists can become a part of various celebrations that are carried out during different festivals and this shrine looks beautiful when all decked up. Apart from a visit to this temple, tourists can also savor the taste of local food which is available at various restaurants.

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