22nd May 2024

Town in Kashmir has two temples in ruins with intriguing lore


Avantipur is a town founded by Avanti Varman, who founded the Utpala Dynasty in the 9th century. There are a couple of temples Avantishwar (dedicated to Shiva) and Avantiswami (dedicated to Vishnu). Such a combination is generally rare. The temples are in ruins now.

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