Pandrethan temple, Srinagar

Pandrethan is an ancient stone temple dedicated to Lord Shiva that lies within a square shaped tank to the north of Jhelum River. It is located about four miles from Srinagar city. The temple, also once known as Meru Vardhana Swami, was built by Meru, minister to King Partha who ruled Kashmir from 921-931 AD. The roof of the temple was carved out of a single piece of rock and known for its impressive designs and illustrations. The domed roof and arches of the temple are the best examples of classic Kashmiri architecture.

 

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Pandrethan temple, Srinagar

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Pandrethan is an ancient stone temple dedicated to Lord Shiva that lies within a square shaped tank to the north of Jhelum River. It is located about four miles from Srinagar city. The temple, also once known as Meru Vardhana Swami, was built by Meru, minister to King Partha who ruled Kashmir from 921-931 AD.

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