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Naggar Castle at Naggar, Himachal Pradesh - Ubaid figure carving on stone

The Naggar Castle is a historical site built with wood and stone called the Kathkuni architecture in Himachal that could withstand earthquakes. There are no iron nor nails to keep the structure together. It's built with a pod and stone.


The castle was built by Raja Sidh Singh in 1460 AD as a royal residence.


In the year 1978, the castle was converted into a rest house and more recently into a heritage hotel that is run by Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (HPTDC).


Spectacular view of the Kullu valley is seen from the castle.


A Lord Vishnu temple is right next to the Naggar Castle.


Additional ancient stone carvings at the site museum. There was a carving of a woman giving offerings to Shiva lingam.


What brought me to write this little blog was to draw your attention to one of the carving that look similar to Ubaid-like figure carving on stone of Mesopotamia civilisation. Why was this carved at Naggar Castle? What did our ancestors wanted us to know? What did our ancestors knew?


I also wanted to leave a note saying that the Russian philosopher, Nicholas Roerich did expeditions across the Himalaya and made Naggar his home along with his wife doing research work here. Most likely he found his Shambala here. I will cover this in my upcoming blogs.



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