MARKULA DEVI TEMPLE

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Location: Himachal Pradesh
Presiding Deity: Mahishasurmardini



'Markual' or 'Marul'-ancient Markul is a small village in Chamba-Lahaul at the junction of 'Miyar Nala' with the Chandrabhaga.

The main deity of worship in the temple is a silver image of "Mahishasurmardini", which is probably contemporary with the later woodcarvings on the architraves and windows carvings, but is of a different type. Her 'Mukta' looks like a ceremonial crown of a Tibetan Lama and her girdle like that of a 'Lamaistic' deity.

The interior of the temple provides an extraordinary view. The carvings on deodar wood do not belong to the same period.




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