Temples: Hidamba Temple

Photograph © Medha Malik Kudaisya -- may be used without prior permission for any educational or scholarly purpose.

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)

Scholars Programme

Lang John, Desai Madhavi, Desai, Miki, Architecture and Independence. The Search for Identity -- India 1880-1980 (Delhi, Oxford University Press, 1997)

Postcolonial Web India OV Architechture OV

Last Modified: 15 March, 2002