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Mon, 07/11/2016 - 13:39

Built in the 10th century by Raja Sahil Verman, Laxmi Narayana Temple is the main shrine in Chamba that includes Bimana i.e. Shikhara and Garbhgriha with a small antarala and a mandapa.The temple has wooden chattries and a shell roof at the top to protect against snowfall.


The history says that the idol of Lord Vishnu in this temple was made of a rare marble, which was imported from Vindhyachal Mountains. It is believed that the former king of the region- Sahil Varman had sacrificed his eight sons to get the marble and finally his eldest son namely Yugkara succeeded to acquire the marble. In fact, he was too attacked by the robbers but due to a saint, he had saved himself from robbers.

how can you reach this temple
By Surface Transport

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.

The nearest railway station to Laxmi Narayan temple is Nurpur road Railway Station which is 41 km away from Laxmi Narayan Temple.

By Air

The nearest airport to Laxmi Narayan Temple is the gaggle airport , Dharamshala which is 31 km away from Laxmi Narayan Temple .


Laxmi Narayan Temple Chamba

Temple Legend

The legend of the temple has the history that Raja Sahil Verma, who constructed this temple, sent nine of his sons to the Vindhyas Mountains to get marble which was suitable for the construction of the Vishnu idol. The Laxmi Narayan Temple complex also has some fine sculptures of residing deities, which include figures of Lord Vishnu , Goddess Laxmi , Narasimha 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.

Timings and Events

6 am to 12.30 pm and from 2.30 pm to 8.30 pm

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