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Black Stone Work

Hardev Churaha Valley Artist Black Sone

Himachal has explored the art of stone carving to its fullest. The credit of this also goes to the wondrous types of stone that this state has .Variousshikhara (spired) sand stone temple speckle the land. In Chamba, the Laxminarayan Temple and In Kangra TheMarsur and Baijnath Temple are a few grand specimens of the work done in Himachal since ages.

Temples and fountains are also surrounded with several stone memorials that add to the grace of the place. In the Himachal Pradesh region, Stone carvers till today hold the old world charm and are busy using their apparatus to create out of dead stones lively products of use. Classical stoves (angithi), spherical storing pots (kundi) and chakki are some of the innumerable things of use made out of stones in Himachal. Shimla, Kinnaur, mandi and Chamba are the main centers of Stonework.