Lakshmi Narayan Temple, Himachal Pradesh

Lakshmi Narayan Temple is one of the main temples in Chamba, Himachal Pradesh. The Lakshmi Narayan Temple was constructed in in 10th century by Raja Chhatra Singh who sent his sons to Vindhyas Mountain to get marbles, which were suitable for construction of Vishnu Idol. The best feature of this temple is that one can view the deity by standing at the entrance itself. The Lakshmi Narayan temple has wooden chantries and a shell roof at the top protect against snowfall. The Lakshmi Narayan temple's design and architecture are done in such a way that it suits all types of climatic conditions. The roof is wheel-shaped that helps to protect from cold. It has a metallic image of Garuda, the vehicle of Lord Vishnu. The temples in the complex are arranged from North to South, which is either dedicated to god Shiva or Vishnu. The temple also has sculptures of Lord Vishnu, Goddess Laxmi, and Lord Krishna. Image of Lord Vishnu in the temple is made up of a rare marble bought from Vindhyachal Mountains. The Lakshmi Narayan temple in Chamba is constructed in Shikhara Style. The Lakshmi Narayan temple opens up twice a day in two halves. The best time to visit this temple is between April and October.

It is a good place to visit and does not require any permission or fee associated with it. Photography is prohibited inside the main temple premises. The idol inside the main temple is vast and impressive. There are good roads available and every part of the state is linked with roads. There are decent accommodation facilities available such as hotels, restaurant, and Dharamsala. It is really a wonderful temple.

Timings

Lakshmi Narayan Temple open at 06:00 AM to 08:00 PM

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