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 Temple Chhatrari Constructed by famous architect “Gugga”
Chaurasi Temple Bharmour Group of 84 temples
Lakshmi Narayan Temple Chamba Built by Sahil Verman. Group of six temples
Mani Mahesh Temple Bharmour Built by Meru Verman
Narasingha Temple Bharmour Built by Tribhuvan Devi, queen of Yugakara Verman

 

Kangra:

Temples

Location

Special Feature

Masrur Rock cut temple Nagrota Surian Built by King Lalitaditya of Kashmir
Chamunda Devi Chamunda Built in the 19th century
Vrajreshwari temple Kangra Plundered by Mahmood of Ghazni in 1009 a.d.
Jwalamukhi temple Jawala ji Built by Raja Bhumi chand of Kangra
Baijnath temple Baijnath Oldest Shiva temple in India. Renovated by Raja Sansar Chand in 19th century

Mandi:

Temples

Location

Special Feature

Shikari Devi Temple Sundernagar Devoted to Goddess Shikari Devi
Parashar Temple Pandoh Built by Raja Ban Sen
Mahoonag temple Karsog
Bhootnath Temple Mandi Built by Raja Ajbar Sen.Devoted to Ardhanarishwara
Madho Rai Temple Mandi
Tarna Devi Temple Tarna Hills Built by Raja Shyam Sen

Shimla:

Temples

Location

Special Feature

Jakhoo Temple Jakhoo Hills Devoted to Lord Hanuman
Sun Temple Nirath(Rampur) Devoted to Lord Sun
Hatkoti Temple Hatkoti(Rohru) Has an Ashtadhatu image of Mahishamardani
Kalibarri Temple Shimla Devoted to Goddess Shyamala Devi
Tara Devi Temple Shimla Devoted to Goddess Tara Devi

Kullu:

Temples Location Special Feature
Bijali Mahadev Kullu Devoted to Lord Shiva
Hidimba Devi Temple Manali An annual Dhungri Fair is held
Manu Temple Manali Devoted to great ancient law-giver ‘Manu’
Tripura Sundari Temple Naggar Built by Raja Yashodapal
Jamlu Mahadev Malana Devoted to sage Jamdagini
Manikaran Temple Manikaran Famous for hot-water springs

 

Hamirpur:

Temples

Location

Special Feature

Baba Balak Nath Deotsidh A cave Temple
Gasota Temple Gasota An annual Gasota fair is held here
Narvadeshwar Temple Sujanpur Tira Built by chief queen of Raja Sansar Chand
Murli Manohar Temple Sujanpur Tira Built by Raja Sansar Chand
Gauri Shankar Temple Sujanpur Tira Built by Raja Sansar Chand

 

Una:

Temples

Location

Special Feature

Chintpurni Mata Chintpurni Pandit Mai das established the shrine of mata Chintpurni.
Shiv Bari Gagret Believed to be the Archery practising range of the pupils of Guru Dronacharya.

Sirmaur:

Temples

Location

Special Feature

Bala Sundri Temple Trilokpur Bult by Raja Deep Prakash
Shirgul Devta Temple Churdar Shirgul Devta is the main deity of residents of Shimla and Sirmaur
Jagatnath Temple Nahan Built by Raja Budh Prakash
Gayatri Temple Renuka Built by Paraya Nand Brahmchari

 

Lahaul-Spiti:

Temples

Location

Special Feature

Triloknath Temple Udaipur Built by King Lalitaditya
Mrikula Devi Temple Udaipur A nationally protected monumnet by ASI. Built by Ajay Verman
Kee Monastery Spiti Largest Monastery in Spiti
Dhankar Monastery Kaza There is a large statue of Dhyan Buddha
Tabo Monastery Kaza It is the oldest monastery in the world. Known as the Ajanta of “Himalayas”
Guru Ghantal Monastery Tupchiling On the bank of Chandra river. It is the oldest Gompa of Lahaul

Kinnaur:

Temples

Location

Special Feature

Mindal Devi Temple Devi Kothi Built by Raja Umed Singh
Jangi Monastery Recongpeo
Lippa Monastery Taiti Built by Lama Devarama
Piir Naag ji temple Sapni
Mathi Temple Chitkul Mathi 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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