Intricately carved door of shisham wood, which has two leaves, belongs to the Sun temple of Katarmal village of Almora, Uttarakhand. Each leaf of the door is divided into four panels and depicts various Hindu gods and goddesses such as Siva-Parvati, Laksmi-Narayana, Narsimha- the fourth incarnation of the Vishnu, Brahma and Bhairava. Provision of chain for locking the door is also there. The most important aspect of this door is that an inscription of five lines in Devanagari script of late mediaeval period is on the reverse of right door leaf. This door is a good example of Himachal Pradesh woodcarving, where number of temples was made of wood.


  • Title: Door from Sun temple
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1200 AD - 1400 AD
  • Location: Almora, India
  • Physical Dimensions: w609.6 x h2133.6 ft (without cover)
  • Type: Carved Door
  • Rights: National Museum, Janpath, New Delhi
  • Style: Wood carved Art
  • Place Part Of: India

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