SHAKTI TEMPLE TOURS OF OLDEST TEMPLE IN CHAMBA HIMACHAL

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Location: Chatrari, Chamba District, Himachal Pradesh
Presiding Deity: Goddess Shakti Devi
Significance: Oldest Temple In The District.
Founded By: Meruvarman In AD 700

The villages of Chatrari possess a famous Devi temple, founded by Meruvarman about A. D. 700 and the oldest one in area.

The Shakti temple at Chatrari is one of the most holy sanctuaries of the hills, competing with those of Lakshna Devi at Brahmaur and Bhavani at Kangra.

THE LEGEND OF SHAKTI TEMPLE
Tradition attributes its foundation of Mushuna, the legendary ancestor of the old Brahmaur dynasty. But the inscription on the image mentions Meruvarman, the founder of Brahmaur and another tradition says that the temple was the last work of Gugga, the master artisan of king Meruvarman.



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