Devi Kothi Temple

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Sarang Sharma
Laharu is a significant figure in the world of Pahari miniature paintings. He came from the Gujarati Manikanth family of painters in Chamba and was active during the reign of Raja Umed Singh (1748–64). Laharu’s work focuses on the male and female physiognomy and shows utter disregard for the…
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Sarang Sharma
The Devi Kothi temple, in Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh, was constructed by Raja Umed Singh in 1754 CE. According to Chamba’s folk narrative, the king commissioned the construction of the temple, dedicated to Goddess Chamunda, on the fulfilment of a wish.  Raja Umed Singh was inclined towards…
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Sarang Sharma
Padmashree Dr Vijay Sharma is a miniature painter and senior artist at the Bhuri Singh Museum, Chamba. He is an expert on Pahari miniature paintings.  Following is an edited transcript of the interview conducted over email on September 29, 2018. Sarang Sharma: Could you start by telling us about…
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Sarang Sharma
The town of Chamba, located in the North-Western Himalayan region, was established in the eleventh century by Raja Sahilla of Varmana dynasty. The town holds a rich heritage of temple construction which dates back to the twelfth century. The temples of Chamba have attracted the attention of…
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