(Last Updated on : 30/12/2014)
Markula Devi Temple is a 15th century shrine, situated in Udaipur, in Lahul and Spiti district, Himachal Pradesh. The temple is consecrated to Markula Devi, another manifestation of Goddess Durga. It is understood that the Pandavas, who were putting up in the place during their exile period, had erected the shrine overnight, from a lone block of wood. The temple, constructed in timber-bonded stone, is a perfect example of Himachal Pradesh architecture. The walls of the temple are ornamented with scenes from Mahabharat
. In the front porch of Markula Devi temple, images of Goddess Ganga
, the 10 incarnations of Lord Vishnu and Surya can be witnessed, standing tall and gracious. Markula Devi temple is easily accessible from Manali
; the nearest railhead is Joginder Nagar Railway Station.
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