In Praise of Effort

Baijnath, a small town in Uttarakhand, has a complex of 18 temples of Lord Shiva and other deities. The temples are credited to the Katyuri rulers who ruled this part of India at the time to which the temples have been dated.

The narrative has been dramatised by the locals to the point where they believe that the temples came up overnight through magic. This myth surrounds several architectural landmarks in India and abroad.

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