Baijnath Temple Himachal pradesh – history, pooja timings and connectivity
Baijnath Temple – dedicate to lord shiva near to Beas valley, Himachal Pradesh
A holy blessed land located away from palampur in beas valley is popular for the name of lord shiva as Baijnath, which is the town in kangra district. Baijnath Temple is dedicated to lord shiva is an ancient temple in india built during the beginning of 13th century by ahuka and manukya was the two merchants in early years. Baijnath is the place of Himachal pradesh popular as the name of this temple. The idol of lord shiva is in the swayambhu form exist in the sanctum of the mandir that has five projections on each side which surrounded with a tall shikhara.
The present structure of this temple is not only the symbol of devotional spirit but also it showing the example of early medieval north temple architecture popular as nagara style of temples. The entrance to sanctum is through a vestibule that has a large square Mandapa in front with two massive balconies one each in north and south. The small porch of the mandapa hall leads to the idol of nandikesha, the holy vehicle of lord shiva. The overall structure of Baijnath Temple is covered by a high wall. Gardens of this temple is also a attracting factor.
The great story of baijnath temple is inscribed in the stone walls of the temple, which giving he evidences of the history of this beautiful architecture. Baijnath Temple become more crowded on the festival day of maha shivarathri.Except the main deity there are also established several sub deities inside the temple complex.
How to reach:-
Buses- regular buses available from Baijnath to the temple
Train- No train services availabe from Baijnath Temple, nearest rail head is Amb andaura ata distance of 55 km
Airport- Gaggal airport(37 km away)
Daily pooja timings:- 6.00 am to 9.00 pm