Laxmi Narayan Temple
Lakshmi Narayan Temple is one of most popular temples of Chamba that is known for its great historical significance and architectural marvel. There are also other temples in the complex like Radha Krishna Temple. Built by Rani Sarda Shiva Temple of Chandragupta. Built by Sahil Varman and the Gauri Shankar Temple- built by Yugkar Varman.
There is a Garuda statue in metal watches over the main gate, which is placed by Raja Balabhadra Verma. The latest addition to the shrine in historical periods was in answer to the Mughal terror. Then Aurangzeb the emperor order to demolish the temple and Raja Chhatra Singh included gilded elevations to temple in year 1678.
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 robbers but due to a saint. He had saved himself from robbers. Laxmi Narayan Temple remains open from early 6 am to 12.30 pm and then from 2.30 pm to 8.30 pm. It remains open twice a day for the devotees in two halves.