Himachal is often referred to as 'Dev Bhoomi', quite literally translated as the land of gods. A number of pilgrimage centers and Hindu temples are situated in Himachal and in fact one can find more than two thousand Temples in Himachal Pradesh. Many of the temples in Himachal are associated with ancient legends and more importantly are fine examples of traditional age old architechture.
Located on the banks of river Beas and Suketi Khad, Mandi is the gateway to the Kullu valley and is a place where the main roads from Shimla Dharamshala and Kullu converges. Mandi with 81 temple dotting across the small town is known as the 'Kashi of the Hills' and is famous for having more temples than even Benaras!.
Mata Chintpurni Devi Temple
Mata Chintpurni Devi Temple is one of the 51 Shakti Peethas located on the Solah Singhi Mountain Range 3 kms away from Bharwain about an hour away from Una town. Mata Chintpurni Devi Temple is constructed with a square base and has dome in the centre of the roof. Apart from the main diety the temple has idols of Lord Hanuman and Lord Ganesha along with bells hanging high at the entrance. Many festivals like the Navaratra fair in Ashad is celebrated at the temple. Poornima and Ashtami are also celebrated at this temple.
Masroor Rock Cut Temple
Masroor Rock Cut Temple is located 30 kms from Kangra town. Masroor Rock Cut Temple is a 8th-century monolithic rock cut temple complex of 15 temples carved out of a single rock.
Kullu is well known for its many temples strewn around the small town. The 17th century Raghunath Temple built by Raja Jagat Singh is amongst the most revered temples in Kullu. Bijli Mahadev, Mahadevi Tirth etc are some very revered temples in Kullu.