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What is the architectural style of Chagoan temple in Kinnaur ?
1. Pagoda
2. Pentroof
3. Pyramid
4. Cone-shaped

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Correct Answer - Option 1 : Pagoda

The Correct Answer is Pagoda.

Key Points 

Pagoda Style:

  • These types of Temple have tiered tower with multiple leaves.
  • these are rectangular wood and stone structure.
  • It has successive roofs, placed one over another.
  • Pagoda style is common in China, Japan, India, Korea, Nepal, Sri Lanka and other parts of Asia.
  • Pagoda style in Himachal Pradesh is inherited from Nepal.
  • Some Examples of Pagoda Style:


S No Temple Place
01. Maheshwar temple Kinnaur
02. Chagoann temple Kinnaur
03. Hadimba temple Kullu
04. Adi Brahma temple Kullu
05. Manu temple Kullu
06 Prashar temple Mandi
07. Tripura Sundari temple Kullu



Other temple Architecture styles:

Pentroof style:

  • The pent-roofed temples are indigenously styled temples.
  • It has circular or rectangular structure with slanting roofs made of rows of slates.
  • pentroof temple designed, in keeping with the climate condition of the region.
  • Some Examples of Pentroof  Style:


S No Temple Place
01. Lakshana Devi Temple Bharmour
02. Champavati Temple Chamba
03. shakti devi  Temple Chamba
04. Mrikula Devi Temple



Pyramid Style:

  • Pyramid type of temple Architecture is mainly found in Jubbal valley.
  • Some Examples of Pyramid Style:


S No Temple Place
01. Mahasu Temple Jubbal(Shimla)


Shiva Temple

04. Hateshwari Temple Hatkoti(Shimla)


Dome Style:

  • Dome Style temples have the hollow upper half of a sphere.
  • This style was invented in Mughal and Sikhs rule.
  • Some Examples of Dome Style:


S No Temple Place
01. Naina Devi Temple Bilaspur
02. Jwalamukhi Temple Kangra
03. Chintpurni Temple Una
04. Bajreshwari Temple Kangra


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