Rock Temple

The Masroor Rock Cut Temple or Himalayan Pyramid is a complex of temples locate in Masroor (or Masrur) in Kangra Valley, which is 40 kilometres (25 mi) from Kangra city in Kangra district of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It is now know as ‘Thakurwada’, meaning “Vaishnavite temples”. It is a complex of monolithic rock cut temples, in shikhara style of classical Indian architectural style. Date by art historians to 6–8th centuries. Such an architectural style is unique to north part of India while there are places in western and southern India. Where such rock-cut structures exist at number of locations. There is a lake or pond call Masroor lake in front of this center. Which shows colored reflection of the temples. A legend property its construction to the Pandavas of Mahabharata fame. Who crude here during their “incognito” exile from their kingdom.

The temple complex is on a rocky ridge over which an array of monolithic temples have carved which resemble the monolithic temples of Mahabalipuram, Ellora and Dhamnar caves. The central temple of this complex, called the Thakurdwara, has extensive well crafted carvings. This shrine facing east has idols of Ram, Lakshman and Sita (made of black-stone).

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