Nandi, the Vahana of Lord Shiva is invariably depicted in a seated position in all Lord Shiva temples around the world. However, at Baijnath temple in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, the Nandi is standing. This temple is around 8 or 9 centuries old and houses a Swayambhu Shivlinga and is located on the banks of the Binwa River with stunning views of the Dhauladhar range of the Himalayas.
It is located in a popular hill station. In 1204 AD, the two regional merchants ‘Ahuk’ and ‘Mnyuk’ established the Baijnath temple, it is a major attraction of Palampur and is 16 km from the remotely located town. The establishment of the temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is constantly under construction.
The famous Palampur Shiva Temple is 22 km from Chamunda Devi Temple. Baijnath Temple is a place where people come from afar and holds an important place for religious faith. This temple welcomes devotees from all over India throughout the year and foreign tourism attracts a large number of pilgrims. Dhauladhar Himalayan mountain ranges in beautiful green valleys are located among the largest ancient Shiva temple. Shiva devotee listens to the devotional stories. It is installed in the lingam, to see who looks like any ordinary Shivling. But it gives a unique touch to devotees. The immense power of devotees of Shiva reveres Ravana because he fills the lingam, which she worshipped. According to legends, Lanka Ravana wanted to take the lingam with him.
Baijnath Temple Timings 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Baijnath Temple Address:
Shiv Mandir Trust,
Himachal Pradesh – 176125