Kangra is the most populous district of Himachal Pradesh, India. Dharamshala is the administrative headquarters of the district. It is also home to the MASROOR ROCK-CUT TEMPLE, also known as HIMALAYAN PYRAMID, and WONDER OF THE WORLD for being a likely contender for the UNESCO World Heritage Site (said to be India’s 1st Heritage Village)
Within the MASROOR ROCK-CUT TEMPLE complex there are 15 rock-cut temple in Indo-Aryan style and are richly carved. It is a unique “monolithic” structure in the sub-Himalayan region.
The main shrine contains 3 stone images of Rama, Lakshman and Sita, but the presence of the figure of Shiva in the centre of the lintel affords a strong presumption that the Temple was originally dedicated to MAHADEVA. The Temple complex is located on a 2,500ft high hill., and also has a large rectangular water pond. The Temple complex is believed to have been built by the Pandavas during…
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