the old capital of Kullu is splendid in nature and preserves within
itself the noble spiritual values and the rich cultural heritage,
which Kullu upheld in the past. It contains quite a lot of temples
of gods and goddesses who have built ultimate faith in the people.
Murlidhar Temple, Thawa is built in shikhara style and
is 3 km far from Naggar village. It belongs to early medieval
period. The temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna and has the idols
of Radha, Garuda and Laxminarayana. The Dussehra festival is also
held here for one day.
Tripura Sundri Temple is a massive wooden structure having
three storeys. The top most storey of this pagoda type of temple
has a canopy with a kalasa (pinnacle) at the top, crowned by a
chhatra. The architecture of the temple resembles that of Hadimba
Patt is a slab of size 5' x 8' x 6" which is kept in
a small temple in the Naggar Castle
premises. The legend behind it is that the deities of the world
decided to make Naggar the celestial seat. Then they changed themselves
into bees and cut a slab from Drag Dhank of Bhrigu Tung peak while
others believe it has been cut from Deo Tibba (the highest peak
in Kullu). Even now local deities assemble here for protecting
the people from any calamity whenever the need arises.
Once you reach Naggar these temples are easily reachable by road,
except Murlidhar temple Thawa which is a 15 minute walk.