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Narasimha is an incarnation of Vishnu in which the god is represented in therianthropic form as half man and half lion. The bronze image of this god, which is exquisitely cast, is awe-inspiring. The alloy used for casting this image has the greater content of copper which makes the surface of the bronze somewhat reddish thus suitably agreeing with the terrible form of god.

how can you reach this temple
By Surface Transport

Bharmaur is 65-km away from Chamba along an attractive hill road that follows the river for much of its route. During the yatra days of Chaurashi, the Himachal Pradesh Road Transport Corporation provides special bus services between Chamba and Bharmaur. Chamba is the 56-km drive from Dalhousie, which is well linked by road with public and private transport. Bharmaur is situated 80-km away from Dharamsala Bharmaur is well connected by motorable roads with major towns of Himachal Pradesh like Chamba, Kangra, Dharamshala, Dalhousie etc.

The nearest broad gauge railhead to Bharmaur is located in Pathankot at a distance of 163kms. The nearest narrow gauge railway station to Bharmaur is situated in Kangra. Kangra Railway Station is situated at a distance of 83kms from Bharmour. Buses and taxis are available to Bharmaur from Pathankot and Kangra.

By Air

The nearest airport is Gaggal Airport.The distance from Gaggal Airport to Bharmour is 85kms.

Sculpture

The bronze image of this god, which is exquisitely cast, is awe-inspiring. The alloy used for casting this image has the greater content of copper which makes the surface of the bronze somewhat reddish thus suitably agreeing with the terrible form of god. Narasimha is represented as the stout muscular figure with terrific lion’s head, mane fully was blown, staring at the viewer with wide open eyes and half-open mouth. His two hands are held up with extended claws and other two hands are folded under the chin. The deity is sitting on a throne decorated with stylised mountain scenery and gaping lion at both ends. The idol of Narasimha is housed in nagara style temple of stone which is smaller in size than Manimahesh temple and situated on the western side of compound above the decline of the hill. It was erected by Rani Tribhuvan Rekha and endowed by Raja Yugakar Varman in about 950 AD.

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