Krishna Temple at Thava

Himachal Pradesh has numerous places of worships dedicated to different Gods and Goddesses. In most of the places of Himachal Pradesh, Lord Vishnu is worshiped in different forms and names like Lord Krishna, Lord Rama, Lord Raghunathji etc. Lord Krishna Temple in Thava, Kullu is a must-see religious shrine which none of the visitors like to miss. Here you will get to know more about this temple located at Thava.

About Krishna Temple Thava

Located about 500 ft above Naggar, this temple is situated very close to the remains of Thava Town in Kullu. This one-of-its’s-kinds temple in Kullu has its architecture influenced by the Shikara style, the most common Pahari architecture that one can witness throughout Himachal Pradesh. The outer walls of the temple have carvings all over it. Recently a road made with gravel stones has been created so that travelers could reach the temple easily. The base of this temple resembles with the carvings that were used during the Gupta period. The upper part of the temple is made with conical Shikara style. Due to the damages caused to the temple during the earthquake of 1905, the temple had to be rebuilt.

Krishna Temple in Thava


The original temple was built with stones and bricks and the bricks. Apart from having the temple of Lord Murlidhar(an idol of Lord Krishna playing flute), the temple also houses the idols of Lord Garuda, Devi Radha and Laxminarayana. The temple houses an idol of Lord Padamsambhav. Locals celebrate the marriage of Lord Padamsambhav with a local village deity and this occasion is celebrated with great pomp.

Dussehra is also celebrated with great joy at this temple premise. A small chariot remains on the south of this temple premise which is used as the vehicle of Lord Murlidhar on the Dussehra Day. The location of this temple is away from the chaos and hustle bustle of the city. If you are willing to have some hours to be spend among the nature enjoying the breathtaking beauty around and experience the calmness of Mother Nature then you cannot afford to miss out you visit to Lord Krishna Temple Thava.

Things to do around Krishna Temple

There are hotels and eateries around and on the way to Thava. During your visit, you can try out having local delicacies at these restaurants and enjoy hot tea/coffee. The warmth of the people and ambiance they provide would make you feel relaxed and you will enjoy your visit more. Hotels of different budgets are available around this place so you can have comfortable and luxurious stay at these places. Naggar is near to this temple so have a visit to this beautiful place Naggar in Kullu. Naggar Castle will mesmerize you with its unique structure and rich history. You can also visit the nearby Roerich Art Gallery and Folk Arts Museum.

Inside the Krishna Temple in Thava


Other activities that one can enjoy around this place are trekking, paragliding, camping, hot-air balloon etc.  Shopping is a must to do activity so while you are on your way back from the temple, buy some local items as souvenirs for your friends and relatives. Kullu has many interesting market places that have shops selling items ranging from woolen garments to wooden products to Tibetan artifacts.

How to reach Krishna Temple Thava

Thava is on the way to Naggar so travelers can either hire taxis or reach there in their private vehicles. The best time to visit is from October-May. Regular conveyance from railway station and the airport make it easy for the tourists to reach here.

Kullu has endless natural bounties and the same remains true for its ancient monuments and structures. Visit to any of these ancient structures will make you feel the rich cultural and religious heritage of India.

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