This ancient temple was built by Raja Sahil Varman, believed to be the founder of modern Chamba in 920 AD, in the memory of his daughter, Champavati. Its architecture is quite striking and visitors are left awed by its shikhara (spire) style features, reminiscent of Nepali architecture, and ornate carvings that grace its walls. There is a large wheel on the rooftop that makes it different from other temples in the region. The main deity here is Goddess Mahisasuramardini, an avatar of Goddess Durga. The premises also house the shrines of Vasuki Naga and Wazir. Since the temple is so grand, it is often compared to the beautiful Laxmi Narayan Temple in the region. The temple draws a huge crowd during Navratri (a holy nine-day festival) and is managed and maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).

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