The temples are not merely the religious shrines but are also the centres of vibrant social life resulting in peace, harmony and exalted spiritual life. Himachal Pradesh abounds in Shaiva, Shakti and other temples. The People of Himachal are Very religious-minded and have great faith in their gods and deities. Almost every village has its own temple.
The present book aims at an exposition of architecture, sculpture, religious and cultural significance of the temples of all the districts of Himachal Pradesh. This book studies the differnt architectural styles of temples and also high-lights some of the temple sculptures which are the marvel of folk arts.
The book is based on the author's visits to various temples of Himachal Pradesh and his observations of the hill-temple art and other aspects. He had covered entire Himachal Pradesh and hard visited Kinnaur, Lahaul-Spiti, Pangi tribal area and other places during the course of his study of different temples. His interaction with the priests and related functionaries of the various temples provided him a clear, authentic and first-hand knowledge of different characteristics of the temples.