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Markula Devi Temple

Markula Devi Temple is a 15th century shrine, located at Udaipur in Lahaul and Spiti District of Himachal Pradesh. The temple is dedicated to Markula Devi, another name of Durga. It is believed that Durga took the form of Markula when she killed Mahisasura. It is also believed that this shrine was built overnight from a single block of wood by the Pandavas, who stayed here during their exile. The temple, built in timber-bonded stone, is a fine example of the architecture of Himachal Pradesh. The walls of the temple are adorned with scenes from the Mahabharata and the Ramayana. In the front portico of the temple, there are images of Goddess Ganga, Goddess Yamuna, ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu and Surya. The temple is easily accessible from Manali. The nearest railhead is Joginder Nagar Railway Station.

Updated on 12th January, 2015
District: Lahaul and Spiti


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