Jagatipatt Temple, Naggar

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Naggar

Address of this place -

Naggar Castle Rd, Naggar, Himachal Pradesh 175130

ISD/STD Code -

91-01902

Area Pincode -

175130

 

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3:00 AM

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Jagatipatt Temple, Naggar, Himachal Pradesh, India

Naggar Castle Road, Naggar, Himachal Pradesh

Jagatipatt is a small wooden temple in the Naggar Castle premises of Kullu region. The highlight of the temple is a slab of 5' x 8' x 6" in extent. The temple is an example of Himachal architecture.

According to the legend, the gods and goddesses decided to construct Naggar as a divine seat. Thus, an interesting legend revolves around the temple as well. They changed into bees and cut the slab from Drag Dhank of Bhrigu Tung peak. Locals also believe that the deities gather here for protecting the people from calamity.This unique temple has alternate slabs of deodar timber which makes it an earthquake resistant structure. The other places to visit near the Jagatpatti temple are Nicolas Museum, Gauri Shankar temple, Raison which is a picnic spot.

How to Reach -

By road Kullu is 26 km and Manali is 21 km. The airport is at Bhunter (Kullu) 36 km.

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Situated on the left bank of river Beas at an altitude of 1851m, Naggar - an ancient town commands extensive views, especially to the North West of the valley. Naggar was the former capital of Kullu. It was founded by Raja Visudhpal and continued as a headquarters of the State until the capital was transferred to Sultanpur (Kullu) by Jagat Singh in 1460 A.D. Today this ancient and beautiful Palace is a popular tourist spot.
 
ACCESS : By road Kullu is 26 km and Manali is 21 km. The airport is at Bhunter (Kullu) 36 km.
 
CLIMATE : In winter heavy woolens are recommended and in summers the temperature is pleasant and cottons are suggested.
 
PLACES OF INTEREST
 
JAGATIPATT TEMPLE : In the upper courtyard of the castle there is a small temple - a small square structure which contains "Jagtipatt" a slab of stone measuring 5'x8'x6" which is said to have been brought from a place near Vashisht by honey bee. This is also place for meeting of local deities of Kullu.
TRIPURA SUNDRI TEMPLE : This pagoda shaped wooden temple is situated in the upper part of the village. This is also a rare examples of architecture.
NICHOLAS ROERICH ART GALLERY : Prof. Late Nicholas Roerich, a reputed artist had chosen Naggar as his residence when he came to India in 1929. The house has now been converted in an art gallery which houses numbers of rare paintings and other specimen of art. The gallery is open for visitors.
GAURI SHANKAR TEMPLE : At the foot of small bazaar below the Castle is the Gauri Shankar Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. This is a charming example of architecture and carving of its particular period. Now a protected monument with heritage status.
FISHING AND ADVENTURE : The Kullu Valley has numerous places for trout fishing. These includes Katrain, Raison, Kasol and Naggar, along the river Tirthan near Larji, in the Sainj valley.
Treks : The valley is a nucleus to several trek routes. Some major ones are over the Chanderkhani Pass to Malana village, over the Jalori Pass to Shimla, and over the Pin Parvati Pass to Sarahan. The river Beas offers excellent opportunities for white water rafting.
SHOPPING : Shawls, Local Tweeds, Rugs, Foot Wear (Pullan), Baskets, Natural oil (almond and olive), special Kullu Caps.