Ash Ra Tempel was a German krautrock group active from 1970 to 1976. It was Manuel Göttsching's first prominent musical output. Ash Ra Temple featured revolving members with only Göttsching remaining constant. Eventually Göttsching retired the use of the Ash Ra Temple name after he became the sole remaining member. His first solo album Inventions for Electric Guitar was the last album to bear the Ash Ra Temple name. It was subtitled "Ash Ra Temple VI" functioning as the sixth and final album. Göttsching later began using the name Ashra for his solo output as an homage to his former group. Ashra eventually evolved into a full band and continued along with Göttsching until 1998.