Laxmi Narayan Temple is one of the oldest and largest temples of Chamba, which was built by Raja Sahil Varma around the 11th century. There are in total about six temples on the premises of Lakshmi Narayan Temple, all dedicated to Lord Shiva or Lord Vishnu.
The main idol of Lord Vishnu is made of rare marble, which was found in the Vindhya mountains. Apart from the six main temples, there are three more temples in the complex, namely the Radha Krishna Temple, the Gauri Shankar Temple, and the Shiva Temple of Chandragupta. Above the main gate, there is an idol of Garuda in metal clocks, placed by King Balabhadra Varma. While in Chamba, your journey is considered incomplete without visiting this great temple. The temple opens twice a day and in timings from 6 am to 12.30 pm and again from 2.30 pm to 8.30 pm. Best Time to Visit Laxmi Narayan Temple Chamba Himachal Pradesh. The best season to visit the temple is from April to October.
History of Laxmi Narayan Temple
History says that the idol of Lord Vishnu in this temple was made of a rare marble, which was imported from Vindhyachal mountain. It is believed that the former king of this region- Sahil Varman sacrificed his eight sons to get the marble and finally his elder son Yugkara succeeded in getting the marble. Actually, he was also attacked by robbers but because of a saint, he saved himself from the robbers.