Jagatipatt Temple, Naggar, Himachal Pradesh

Jagatipatt Temple, Naggar

Location: Jagatipatt Temple is located in the upper yard of Naggar castle in Manali, Himachal Pradesh.

Description: In the year 1978, the Naggar Castle was converted into The Castle Heritage Hotel by Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation. Since that time, the Jagatipatt Temple, which is comprised by this castle, has become one of the famous tourist attractions in India. Jagatipatt Temple is considered as the divine place of origin of all gods of Kullu valley. This temple is made from materials like stone and wood. The floor and the walls of this temple are built in a rectangular shape and the roofs are given a triangular shape. It is believed that the deities turned themselves into honeybees, cut a slab stone from the Bhrigu peaks and brought that slab in Naggar to make it a heavenly place. The holy stone placed in the temple is worshipped by the local people. The people of Kullu have a great belief that all the deities together guard them from any kind of disasters. The temple is earthquake proof as this structure is made from alternate slabs of stone and wood.

Activities: The wooden structure of Jagatipatt Temple makes it look very interesting. A visit to this temple is the best way to understand the wooden architectural style of Himalayan region, as well as Himalayan culture.

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