Champavati Devi Temple
Champavati Devi Temple was built by Raja Sahil Varman in memory of his daughter Champavati.
The temple, located near the Police Post and the Treasury building, is built in the Shikhara style, with intricate stone carvings.
It has a wheel roof and is large as the Laxmi Narayan Temple.
An idol of the goddess Durga is worshiped in the temple.
The walls of the temple are full of exquisite stone sculptures.
Champavati temple is also a pilgrim destination for many Hindus.
The daughter of King Sahil Verman was a religious person.
She used to visit the temples and Sadhus ashrams daily.
One day, the King Raja Sahil Verman doubted her daughter’s character and he followed her to the temple.
But when he reached there, he saw there was no one in the temple and the ashram.
The sadhu and her daughter were vanished in order to punish him.
When he was about to return, a heard sound that her daughter had been taken away in order to punish him as a result of his suspicion.
The voice also told him to create a temple and named it after her daughter.
From that time, the Champavati Devi Temple is still present in Chamba city.
The temple is now under the Archaeology survey of India.
The main attraction of the temple is Shikhara style architecture.
Stone carved walls, full with sculptures, make the temple an attractive tourist spot.