Masrur Temple

The Masrur Temple at Kangra in the state of Himachal Pradesh is famous for its rock cut structures. There are fifteen monolithic rock cut temples in the Indo Aryan style and are richly carved. These richly ornamented cave temples forms the only rock cut shrines in the whole of North India. There are three stone images in the main shrine. The images include Ram, Laxman and Sita. But there is a figure of Lord Shiva in the middle of the lintel. This affords a strong presumption that the temple was originally dedicated to Mahadeva.


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Masrur is around 15 km away from Kangra town and is quiet well known for its Shikhara style rock cut temples. There are a total of 15 temples that trace their construction date to the 10th century. The carvings of these temples are hugely similar to that of the Ellora caves in Maharashtra, India, though they are in a need of bit of maintenance work. Moreover, as you make your way towards Masrur from Kangra, the views that will meet your eyes are simply magnificent

Masrur Temple


Architecturally speaking, the rock cut Masrur Temples are in the Nagara style. Masrur beats its Nagara rival in situation, size and execution.

The Masrur complex boasts fifteen temples. The carvings and ornamentations at Masrur are of superior type and attract historians, scholars, and general visitors from all over the country. These temples are on a height of 2500 high hill range.

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