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The unusual and unique Dharti Mata literally translated as Earth Mother at the Bala Bhairav temple complex, Kirtipur, in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. The inscription above the reclining figure's head reads "Dharti Mata" in Newari. 19th early 20th century. This image is similar to earth mother idols of south india. Around her are the 3 figures of Vishnu, Bhrama, Mahadev (Shiva). The Idol is very important to the temple, and is worshiped as a goddess for fertility. There is likely some deeper…

5,000 Year Old Shiva Linga Found at Harappa. http://www.indiadivine.org/news/articles-on-hinduism/5000-year-old-shiva-linga-found-at-harappa-r749

Bishweshwar (Vishweshwar) Mahadev Stone Temple Bajaura Kullu Bishweshwar Mahadev Temple Bajaura in Kullu Bishweshwar Mahadev Temple - Stone Carving Bishweshwar Temple is the largest and the most attractive stone temple of Kullu Valley. This temple, built in the ninth century in pyramid style, is built on Shankaracharya Paddhati (style) of Panch Dev Puja. It is said that the Pandavas during their exile constructed this temple in just one day.

Bishweshwar Mahadev Temple Bajaura in Kullu Bishweshwar Mahadev Temple - Stone Carving Bishweshwar Temple is the largest and the most attractive stone temple of Kullu Valley. This temple, built in the ninth century in pyramid style, is built on Shankaracharya Paddhati (style) of Panch Dev Puja. It is said that the Pandavas during their exile constructed this temple in just one day.

Kapileswar Mahadev temple Pithoragarh: Another temple dedicated to Lord Shiva nestled at the outskirts of the city is the Kapileswar Mahadev temple which is a cave temple of sorts and showcases an amazing Himalayan and Sor Valley view.