Gauri Shankar Temple Overview

If you enjoy exploring old temples then you are in the right place. Gauri Shankar Temple is one of the oldest temples present in India. It is situated immediately below the castle of Naggar in Naggar Village. The records say that this temple was dated back to 12th century AD and is dedicated to Lord Shiva and it is one of the best places to visit in Kullu Manali.

Mythology says that this temple is the last monument of the Gurjara Pratihara traditions and is a protected monument. The architecture involved in this temple is famous Shikhara architecture. The specific style resembles a mountain. It means that the temple will look like the peaks of mountains.

The temple has a dome shape at the top while the bottom part of the temple is in a square shape. The shikhara of this temple is simple and have nine stories which are decorated with ornamentations and ardharatna motifs. The temple is famous for its stone carvings. The idols of Shankar and Gauri are placed on a pedestal and are seated over Nandi. Both the parent god and goddess hold their son Kartik and Ganesh while being seated under a silver canopy clad with gold jewelry.

The garbagriha of the temple is decorated with the amazing carvings of Lord Ganesh, people playing musical instruments and some dancing statues. The temple is surrounded by beautiful greenery. It was renovated by Seth Jaipura in the year 1959.

For travelers looking to explore the spiritual and cultural essence of Himachal Pradesh, including a visit to the Gauri Shankar Temple in their Himachal holiday packages is highly recommended. It provides a serene escape amidst the natural beauty of the Himalayas, offering a deeper understanding of the region's heritage and spirituality.

Location: Naggar Castle Rd, Naggar, Himachal Pradesh

Distance from Kullu Bus Stand to Gauri Shankar Temple: The distance from Kullu Bus Stand to Gauri Shankar Temple is 22 km.

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