Laxmi Narayana Temple, Himachal Pradesh, India

The Laxminarayan Temple is a Hindu temple up to large extent dedicated to Laxminarayan in Delhi, India. Laxminarayan usually refers to Vishnu, Preserver in the Trimurti, also known as Narayan, when he is with his consort Lakshmi

Standing on a rise at the top of the Dogra Bazar, this superb line of six beautiful stone sikharas, covered in carvings, dates from the 10th to the 19th centuries. The largest (and oldest), is dedicated to Lakshmi Narayan (Vishnu). The others, in north-to-south order, are sacred to Radha Krishna, Chandergupta, Shiva, Trimukeshwara and Lakshmi Damodar. All are topped by protective wooden canopy roofs. Just outside the complex entrance is a distinctive Nepali-style pillar topped by a statue of Vishnu’s faithful servant, the man-bird Garuda.

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