Laxmi Narayan Temple, Dalhousie

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Laxmi Narayan Temple, built in the 10th century, is one of the oldest temples of the Chamba region. This temple was built by King Sahil Verman who ruled the region between 920 and 940 AD. The structure of the temple showcases the Shikhara style of architecture.There are six shrines in the temple, which are dedicated to the Hindu god of preservation, Vishnu, and the Hindu god of destruction, Shiva.The main idol of the temple, which is of Vishnu, is made with a rarefied marble which glimmers. Apart from the main idol, there are several other idols devoted to Hindu deities Gauri Shankar, Radha and Krishna.

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