Awantipora

Hindu Site in South of Srinagar

Beside the Srinagar–Jammu highway in Awantipora, 30km south of Srinagar, lies the chunky ruin of 9th-century Avantiswamin Temple. The stone blocks are massive, with numerous column bases, but most carvings have long since been defaced. The essentially similar but even less complete Avantisvara Shiva Temple, 1km further north, can be visited on the same ticket.

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