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The Hidamba Temple at Manali in Himachal Pradesh. The worship of Shakti cults is popular throughout the Himalayan region in Northern India. Notice the Buddhist influence on the architecture of this ancient temple.
Mitchell, George, Hindu Art and Architecture (London, Thames & Hudson, 2000)
Mitchell, George, The Hindu Temple : an introduction to its meaning and forms (New York, Harper & Row, 1977)