Video In and Around LaxmiNarayan Temple
In 1678, Raja chhatra Singh placed gilded pinnacles on the temple top as a reaction against the orders of Aurangzeb to demolish the temple. Later Rajas also added a shrine or two thus enriching the complex.
Who build the Temple
The Laxmi Narayan Temple complex also has some fine sculptures of residing deities, which include figures of Lord Vishnu (of the Hindu trilogy), Goddess Laxmi (Goddess of wealth), Narasimha (Lion form of Lord Vishnu) and Lord Krishna. The wooden Chhattries, the shell roof, atop the temple were in response to the local climatic conditions as a protection against snowfall.
Significance of the Temple
Later finally, his eldest son, Yugkara succeeded to fetch the marble. The Raja was also attacked by the robbers, but with the help of a saint he managed to save himself. Thus with great effort, the idol of the Lord could be made which is the most revered one here
The Laxmi Narayan Temple in Chamba is constructed in the Shikhara style. There is Bimana (Shikhara), garbhgriha and also a mandapa like structure. The wooden chattris and the shell roofs reflect the climactic condition of the place where snowfall is quiet expected.
Time to Visit
The Lakshmi Narayan temple opens up twice a day for the devotees in two halves. The Lakshmi Narayan Temple complex is opened first between 6 am to 12.30 pm and then from 2.30 to 8.30 pm.
In between these periods the deities are supposed to be taking rest and at night they retire to the interiors of the temple for rest. The best season to visit Chamba for the Temple would be from between April and October.
Other places to Visit
|The other Places to visit along with the Laxminarayan Temple in Chamba are Champavati Temple, Vajreshwari Temple, Sui Mata Temple, Chamunda Devi Temple, Bhuri Singh Museum, Rangmahal, and Chowgan & Bhuri Singh Museum.||Nearby tourist places to Laxminarayan Temple
Transport and Accommodation Facilities
- The Nearest airport to the Laxmi Narayan Temple is Gaggal (Kangra) 135 km. and Amritsar 220 km. The nearest broad gauge railway station is at Pathankot 120 km.The Road facility for the Temple is good as each and every part of the state is linked by roads. The Himachal Road Transport Corporation is running its buses covering the whole state. There is a huge network of HRTC to cater to the needs of the people.
- Chamba offers decent accommodation options, in terms of hotels, Restuarants and Dharmsala. The Piligrims can choose from the government approved and various hotels in Chamba.