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Rock-cut-Temple is located at Masrur in Kangra District. It is a group of 15 monoliths. This is the only shrine in north India carved out of a rock (160) feet long and 105 feet wide). Masrur temple is known as Ellora of Himachal Pradesh.  It is  dedicated to the Vaishnav sect though the place was originally a  Shiva shrine.

The main shrine called Thakurdwara contains three stone images of Rama, Lakshmana and Sita and dominates the centre, Most of the sculptures are badly damaged and the complexes partly ruined. The ridges top position offers a superb view of the low valleys; gentle hills and the surrounding countryside .The carved panels have divine figures and images of the animals. Sculpturally the monument is a wonderful creation.

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