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Narbadeshwar Temple At Sujanpur Tira – Himachal Pradesh

Narbadeshwar Temple, at Sujanpur Tira in Himachal Pradesh, is around 22 kms from Hamirpur town and around 41 kms from Jwalamukhi temple town. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Enshrined is the sanctum sanctorum of Narbadeshwar Temple is a Shivling.

Exquisite murals once covered every inch of the interiors of the temple, thought with time much of their original beauty has been lost. The murals portray legends associated with Shiva and scenes from the Ramayana. Created by artisans as faithful imitations of miniature paintings, the colors used are exquisite and the compositions are vibrant.

Perched atop a cliff overlooking the Beas River, with the mighty Dhauladhar range forming its backdrop, the Narbadeshwar temple is indeed located in picturesque surroundings. Narrow interconnected lanes from the main Sujanpur bazaar lead to the temple, which was built in 1823 AD by Rani Suketan, one of the wives of Sansar Chand.

Narbadeshwar temple is a panchayatana or five-shrined temple and is enclosed within a boundary wall. Representative of the Rajput-Mughal style in its last phase, the temple is in the form of a square baradari and is surrounded by an open pradakshina patha. The roof of the temple is wagon –vaulted and flat at the top.