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Rebuilt 400-year-old Himachal temple opens

chandigarh Updated: Mar 04, 2012 17:48 IST

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A 400-year-old Hindu temple near Dharamsala, that was partially damaged in a quake over a century ago, was reopened for public on Saturday.

The Bhadrakali temple in Sarah village has been rebuilt in its original shikhar style architecture.

Chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal performed ceremonial prayers to rededicate the temple, Indian national trust for art and cultural heritage (INTACH) convener Malvika Pathania told IANS.

INTACH reconstructed the temple at its original site after demolishing the damaged structure by spending Rs.700 000.

The foundation of the temple was damaged when the Kangra valley witnessed its most devastating earthquake of the last century in 1905 killing more than 20,000 people.

The quake tilted the temple. Its restoration work started in 2006 and was completed in January this year.