Vishvamitra Ka Tila

HIGHLIGHTS THE REMAINS OF VISHNU TEMPLE IN PEHOWA

VISHVAMITRA KA TILA

The name of this town, Pehowa, is derived from its ‘puranic’ name, Prithudaka, the legend goes that King Prithu was the founder of this town. Two inscriptions of Gurjar-Pratihara period have been found at Pehowa. One inscription records the creation of three Vishnu Temples in this town, yet another inscription, still in the Garibnath Mutth at Pehowa, of Raja Bhojdeva of 882 AD, records collection of voluntary tax from each trader for the purpose of maintenance of these Vishnu temples existing there and elsewhere. This site of Vishvamitra ka Tila too contains the remains of one of Vishnu temples in this place.Scientific clearance of this site yielded beautiful stone sculptures depicting Ramayana and Mahabharata scenes. The remains of an ancient temple plinth made of baked bricks were also found during the clearance operation. These are the only known brick temple remains of this kind in this region.

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