Hariraya Temple is ancient temple with 11th century Shikhara architecture in Chamba in Himachal Pradesh.
As you enter the temple premises, your eyes will be immediately drawn to the extravagantly adorned bronze idol of Lord Vishnu. Trust us when we say, this idol is a true masterpiece of metal craft! The idol is decorated with everything from finger-rings to armlets, and even a crown. And if that’s not enough to satiate your senses, the deity is seen riding a chariot pulled by six horses.
The temple itself is a sight to cheer. It boasts finely carved shikharas and stunning sculptures of various deities. The temple has shrines to Lord Shiva and Surya as well. You can even spot Brahmanical deities in various niches, including a sculpture of Shiva seated on a bull with Uma seated to his left.
But the real showstopper here is the main idol of Lord Vishnu, with three faces made of eight different materials. This idol is truly a work of art and a must-see for anyone visiting Chamba.
And did we mention that the temple is coated in saffron? Yes, you read that right. The temple looks as beautiful as it sounds, and is sure to transport you back to an era where tradition and culture reigned supreme.
So what are you waiting for? Visit the Hariraya Temple and capture its beauty in your cameras. The temple remains open from 10 AM to 5 PM, so plan your visit accordingly.