Laxmi Narayan Temple

Situated very close to the Dalhousie Town, the Laxmi Narayan Temple is one of the major tourism attractions of the state of Himachal Pradesh. One of the oldest temples in the Chamba District of the state, the Laxmi Narayan Temple near Dalhousie worships Lord Shiva and Vishnu as the main deities.

The Laxmi Narayan Temple complex is home to other shrines like:

  • Gauri Shanker Temple
  • Shiva Temple of Chander-Gupta
  • Radha Krishna Temple
The Laxmi Narayan Temple was built during the 10th century with contributions from the Rajahs of Chamba. Raja Balabhadra made the idol of Garuda and Raja Chhatra Singh decorated the temple tops.

The Laxmi Narayan Temple of Chamba is attached with a legendary story. It was said that eight of Raja Sahil Verma's sons were killed in their search for suitable marble to build the temple. The eldest son – Yugkara was successful to bring the marble with the help of a saint.

The Laxmi Narayan Temple was built in accordance to the Shikhara style of architecture. The temple has a Garb Griha, Shikhara and a Mandapa. The roof was designed to tackle heavy snowfall. The Laxmi Narayan Temple opens at 6:00 AM and closes at 8:30 PM with an interval from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM.

Last Updated on 5/16/2013