Multi-tiered Pyramidal Temples

Multi-tiered Pyramidal Temples

A single-storey temple with upward receding highpitched and stepped pent roofs normally capped with conical parasol.

It may not be an exaggeration to say that the Beas Valley in Kullu, and in Mandi also, is the home of the ‘multi-tiered pyramidal’ temples. In other parts of the western Himalayan region, such temples are rarely to be seen. However, by way of exception, a few temples of this type may be found in the Chenab Valley of Jammu & Kashmir, but those are of the flat pyramidal type only. Among the better known temples of this type in the Beas Valley in Kullu,

Mention may be made of the Parashar Rishi (Nag) temple at Phati-Khadihar (Kamand), the Adi Brahma temple at Khokhan, the Triyugi Narayan temple at Dayar, the Manu Rishi temple at Shainshar, the Hidimba Devi temple at Dhungri (Manali) and the Tripura Sundari temple at Nagar.