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Naras Devi Temple

Naras Devi temple is situated on a hilltop at Baroha, 2 km from Naras village that falls under the Bilaspur district of Himachal Pradesh. The temple is more than 400 years old and is believed to have been constructed by King Kalyan Chand, while establishing Sunhani as the capital of his kingdom. He is also said to have appointed a priest to bring 'Charnamrit' for the deity regularly. Naras Devi temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga, also known as Naras Maa. There are a number of legends attached to the temple and its formation.

A popular legend claims that once there was a tree of Summann at the place, wh

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Sheetla Mandir

Sheetla Mata Temple is situated in a village named Jangla, at a distance of approximately 1.5 km from Gehrwin, Bilaspur. Like the Golden Temple of Amritsar, this temple is also built in the middle of a tank. A pathway made up of concrete leads one to the temple. It is said that the magnificent idol of the deity installed here was sculpted at Makhowal, near Anandpur Sahib. Goddess Sheetla Devi is believed to be the younger sister of Goddess Badol Devi and symbolize power and peace.

It is said that the Goddess likes cool and peaceful surroundings, where there is water all around, and detests any type of heat. She is known to

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Markandeya Ji

Markandeya Ji Temple is situated in a beautiful place known as Markanday, situated 20 km from Bilaspur. Named after the famous sage Rishi Markanday, this temple holds much significance, especially amongst childless couples. It is said that if a childless person applies kajal in one eye of the idol of Markanday ji and vows to apply the same in the other eye when blessed by a child, he becomes a parent very soon. Markanday ji is also believed to be a savior of children and couples pray to him for long life of their children.

People also say that a dip in the holy spring situated here is said to cure infert

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Mandir Jalapa Mai

Mandir Jalapa Mai is situated in Sangirathi Village, on the on Bilaspur-Shimla Road. It is situated at a distance of approximately 14 km from the Bilaspur district of Himachal Pradesh. Located amidst picturesque hills, the temples stands enclosed within a 10 ft high wall. The original name of the deity of the temple was Goddess Sukirti and later, gave rise to Sagirthin. It is said that a Chandel King installed the black-colored idol of the Goddess here, while on his way to Mata Jawalamukhi. The priests of the temple came all the way from Chanderi with him and later settled in the village here.

Raja Deep

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Badol Devi Temple

Badol Devi Temple is situated in Badol village of Bilaspur. There is a very interesting legend attached to this temple. It is said that one day, an old villager named Bhura noticed that his cow had shed her milk on a particular place. Astonished by this unusual phenomenon, he tries to stop her from going there again. However, somehow she managed to reach the same place everyday and shed her milk. Bhura thought that someone had captivated his cow and fearing the worst, he decided to axe her.

The moment he hit the cow, he noticed that in place of blood, milk was oozing out from her wounds. She ran away and Bhura t

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Baba Nahar Singh Temple

Baba Nahar Singh Temple is situated at Dholra, which falls under the Bilaspur district. Baba Nahar Singh is believed to be an incarnation of God and is also known by the names of Bajia, Peepal Wala amd Dalian Wala. It is said that the Baba was the patron deity of Naggar, the erstwhile capital of the state of Kullu. When Raja Deep Chand of Bilaspur married Naggar Dei, the princess of Kullu, the idol of Baba Nahar Singh accompanied her to the new state.

After sometime, the queen fell sick and continued to suffer from spells of unconsciousness. Ultimately, it was realized that this was happening because ido

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Ardhanari temple - Mandi

A modern temple with a rare Ardhanari image with carvings of high
order
  Specialization : Dedicated To Lord Shiva Other Deities Bhairon and Hanuman
  History : Popular Hindu fait

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McLeodganj

Location: Himachal Pradesh
Founded In: Mid 19th century
Highlights: Home of His Holiness, The Dalai Lama



The town of McLeodganj is situated in Himachal Pradesh, India. The town dates back to the mid 19th century when it was established as a British garrison. Mcleodganj was initially the home of the semi-nomadic Gaddi tribe. Today, it serves as the residence of His Holiness, The 14th Dala

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Dharamsala

Location: Himachal Pradesh
Highlights: It is the seat of His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama



The town of Dharamsala is situated in Himachal Pradesh, on the high slopes in the upper reaches of Kangra Valley. With the Dhauladhar Mountains serving as its backdrop, the town presents a picturesque sight. Dharamsala is divided into two parts, the Upper Dharamsala and the Lower Dharamsala, differing by approximately 1000 m in altitude. T

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Shaukat Mahal and Sadar Manzil

haukat Mahal is situated at the entrance to the Chowk area in the heart of the city. Its mixture of architectural styles in Occidental idioms sets it apart from the predominantly Islamic architecture of the area. It was designed by a Frenchman, said to be a descendant of a subsidiary of the Bourbon kings of France. Post-Renaissance and Gothic styles are combined to a charming effect here. Nearby is the elegant Sadar Manzil, Hall of Public Audience of the former rulers of Bhopal.

In the Shaukat Mahal, Gothic and post-Renaissance styles have been freely combined to produce a quaint but charming effect. The Shaukat Mahal is a beautiful alabaster-white build

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