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Tira Sujanpur is a town in Hamirpur district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, which is located on the bank of River Beas. It is well-connected to all the major towns of Himachal Pradesh.
Tira Sujanpur is also called Sujanpur Tira or Sujanpur Tihra, is a beautiful town inhabited by Maharaja Sansar Chand Katoch who was the King of Kangra and later shifted from Kangra to Sujanpur Tira after the war with Muslim kings who wanted to capture Kangra fort. Maharaja Sansar Chand constructed his palaces, temples and courts on the peak of hillock called Tira overlooking Sujanpur's famous Chaugan. Maharaja Sansar Chandra was the greatest patron of painting in the Punjab Hills, who was born in 1766 at Bijapur, a small village in Palampur, now in Himachal Pradesh. During his period famous series of paintings of the Gita Govinda, the Sat Sai and the Baramasa, and Bhagvata purana, Nala and Damyanti were created.
Maharaja Sansar Chand Katoch built large palaces and temples. Some of the temples are a piece of great architecture and Kangra paintings. Murlimanohar temple stands on the left side of the ground (Chowgan), Narvadeshwar temple dedicated to Lord Shiva-Parvti is full of great paintings inside the walls overlooking the bank of river Beas.All paintings are courtesy of Art of Legend India.