INDIA, January 7, 2012 (gulfnews): A 400-year-old Hindu temple in Himachal Pradesh that had been partly damaged more than a century ago in a devastating earthquake has been reconstructed in its original style and will be open to the public this month.
The foundation of the Bharari Devi temple, located in Sarah village near Dharamsala town in Kangra district, was damaged when the Kangra Valley witnessed a devastating earthquake in 1905, killing more than 20,000 people. The quake tilted the temple, located some 250km from state capital Shimla.
“The temple was reconstructed at its original site after demolishing the original one. The new one is exactly a replica of the original one,” said Himachal chapter convener Malvika Pathania, who works for Intach (Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage)