Legends and Design Formations

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The entire Kumaun region by virtue of its proximity with the Himalayas, has by tradition and legends been associated with numerous gods and goddesses. Pithoragarh district commencing its boundaries just at the foot of the Himalayas has acquired the unique distinction of being the holy land of gods and therefore, temples of very large variety dedicated to diverse gods including local deities and demons of restricted influence are spread over the whole expanse.

 

These temples either possess the architectural features of great interest to a scholar or provide sustenance to faith through setting local, associated legends or fantastic design formations. The urge to comeback to them is irresistible in as much as they exercise an impact on human psyche that beats all scientific logic. Apart from this these temples are of great interest to a casual tourist from the point of view of design, land scape around and several other features unique to them.