HP GK – Temples of Himachal Pradesh

HP GK – HPPSC Exams – Temples of Himachal Pradesh

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HP GK is one of the main focus points of HPPSC exams. Temples of Himachal Pradesh are one of the hot topics of HP GK in the HPPSC exams like HPAS, HPSSSB, Naib-tehsildar etc. This article gives you some of the important temples of Himachal Pradesh and some facts about them like their location, and special feature.

Kinds of Temples of Himachal Pradesh:

Himachal Pradesh has various temples which are usually of four types:

  • Pagoda-style successive wooden roofs
  • Pent-roof style temples
  • Sloping-roof style
  • Fusion of sloping-roof and Pagoda style

List of Famous Temples of Himachal Pradesh:

Chamba:

Temples

Location

Special Feature

Chhatrari Temple/Shakti Devi TempleChhatrariConstructed by famous architect “Gugga”
Chaurasi TempleBharmourGroup of 84 temples
Lakshmi Narayan TempleChambaBuilt by Sahil Verman. Group of six temples
Mani Mahesh TempleBharmourBuilt by Meru Verman
Narasingha TempleBharmourBuilt by Tribhuvan Devi, queen of Yugakara Verman

 

Kangra:

Temples

Location

Special Feature

Masrur Rock cut templeNagrota SurianBuilt by King Lalitaditya of Kashmir
Chamunda DeviChamundaBuilt in the 19th century
Vrajreshwari templeKangraPlundered by Mahmood of Ghazni in 1009 a.d.
Jwalamukhi templeJawala jiBuilt by Raja Bhumi chand of Kangra
Baijnath templeBaijnathOldest Shiva temple in India. Renovated by Raja Sansar Chand in 19th century

Mandi:

Temples

Location

Special Feature

Shikari Devi TempleSundernagarDevoted to Goddess Shikari Devi
Parashar TemplePandohBuilt by Raja Ban Sen
Mahoonag templeKarsog
Bhootnath TempleMandiBuilt by Raja Ajbar Sen.Devoted to Ardhanarishwara
Madho Rai TempleMandi
Tarna Devi TempleTarna HillsBuilt by Raja Shyam Sen

Shimla:

Temples

Location

Special Feature

Jakhoo TempleJakhoo HillsDevoted to Lord Hanuman
Sun TempleNirath(Rampur)Devoted to Lord Sun
Hatkoti TempleHatkoti(Rohru)Has an Ashtadhatu image of Mahishamardani
Kalibarri TempleShimlaDevoted to Goddess Shyamala Devi
Tara Devi TempleShimlaDevoted to Goddess Tara Devi

Kullu:

TemplesLocationSpecial Feature
Bijali MahadevKulluDevoted to Lord Shiva
Hidimba Devi TempleManaliAn annual Dhungri Fair is held
Manu TempleManaliDevoted to great ancient law-giver ‘Manu’
Tripura Sundari TempleNaggarBuilt by Raja Yashodapal
Jamlu MahadevMalanaDevoted to sage Jamdagini
Manikaran TempleManikaranFamous for hot-water springs

 

Hamirpur:

Temples

Location

Special Feature

Baba Balak NathDeotsidhA cave Temple
Gasota TempleGasotaAn annual Gasota fair is held here
Narvadeshwar TempleSujanpur TiraBuilt by chief queen of Raja Sansar Chand
Murli Manohar TempleSujanpur TiraBuilt by Raja Sansar Chand
Gauri Shankar TempleSujanpur TiraBuilt by Raja Sansar Chand

 

Una:

Temples

Location

Special Feature

Chintpurni MataChintpurniPandit Mai das established the shrine of mata Chintpurni.
Shiv BariGagretBelieved to be the Archery practising range of the pupils of Guru Dronacharya.

Sirmaur:

Temples

Location

Special Feature

Bala Sundri TempleTrilokpurBult by Raja Deep Prakash
Shirgul Devta TempleChurdarShirgul Devta is the main deity of residents of Shimla and Sirmaur
Jagatnath TempleNahanBuilt by Raja Budh Prakash
Gayatri TempleRenukaBuilt by Paraya Nand Brahmchari

 

Lahaul-Spiti:

Temples

Location

Special Feature

Triloknath TempleUdaipurBuilt by King Lalitaditya
Mrikula Devi TempleUdaipurA nationally protected monumnet by ASI. Built by Ajay Verman
Kee MonasterySpitiLargest Monastery in Spiti
Dhankar MonasteryKazaThere is a large statue of Dhyan Buddha
Tabo MonasteryKazaIt is the oldest monastery in the world. Known as the Ajanta of “Himalayas”
Guru Ghantal MonasteryTupchilingOn the bank of Chandra river. It is the oldest Gompa of Lahaul

Kinnaur:

Temples

Location

Special Feature

Mindal Devi TempleDevi KothiBuilt by Raja Umed Singh
Jangi MonasteryRecongpeo
Lippa MonasteryTaitiBuilt by Lama Devarama
Piir Naag ji templeSapni
Mathi TempleChitkulMathi is the local Goddes of Chitkul residents

 

Hp Gk Questions on Temples of Himachal Pradesh:

In every Himachal Pradesh competitive exam, HP GK questions relating to the Temples of Himachal Pradesh are always included which makes this topic very important. Some of the questions that have appeared in the exams are like:

  1. Where is the Sun temple of Himachal Pradesh situated?
  2. Who renovated the famous Baijnath Temple?
  3. Which Temple has an image of Mahishamardini?

 

Therefore, these HP GK facts are very important from the HPPSC exams point of view.

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