Masrur - Rama temple
Fifteen richly carved monolithic rock temples sculpted in splendid style of the Kailash temple at Elora, dating back to the eigth century AD can be seen at Masrur, just 40 km south of Kangra, situated at an altitude of 800 m above sea level.
It is 47 km from Dharamsala and has a holy shrine in North India carved out of live rock. It is 160ft long and 105ft wide temple dedicated to Ram, Laxman and Sita. Images of Ram, Lakshman and Sita are depicted in the sanctum of the main temple.
The Masrur Temple at Kangra in the Himachal Pradesh is famous for its rock cut structures. It is famous as a Hindu pilgrim center. There are fifteen monolithic rock cut temples in the Indo Aryan style and are richly carved. These richly ornamented cave temples forms the only rock cut shrines in the whole of North India.
There are three stone images in the main shrine. It resemble with Ajanta and Ellora caves. These temples are intricately carved in sandstone, and have attractive images of Lord Ram, Lakshman and Goddess Sita, apart from other deities and legendary figures. There is a figure of Lord Shiva in the middle of the lintel. These richly ornamented cave temples of Masrur, have the only rock shrines in the far north of India. This affords a strong presumption that the temple was originally dedicated to Mahadeva.