An Ancient Himalayan Shiva Temple in Baijnath Town of Kangra District, Himachal Pradesh, India

Baijnath is famous for it's old Shiva temple which was built in 13th Centuary. Shiva is considered as ‘the Lord of physicians’. Baijnath was originally known as Kiragrama and it lies on Pathankot-Palampur-Manali highway (National Highway No. 20) almost midway between Kangra and Mandi. The present name Baijnath became popular after the name of the temple. The town is located on the left bank of the river Binwa, which is a corrupt form of ancient Binduka(a tributary of river Beas). Let's check out this Photo Journey to know more about this temple in Baijnath...This famous temple of Shiva is very close to main road which connects Palampur with Mandi, via Jogindernagar. Baijnath town is almost on border of Kangra Border. Mandi Boundary starts at around 4-5 kilometers from main town. This temple comes on left as we move from Palampur to Mandi via Baijnath Town.Temple is visible from main road and there is a well maintained garden in it's back. At times, monkeys can also be seen around the temple and this green garden. This temple is on a hill top but there is no climb involved to reach the main campus. On other side of the temple there is a deep valley with wonderful view of flowing river with snow capped hills in background.Overall surroundings of Shiva Temple are pleasing...Temple in current form is a beautiful example of the early medieval north Indian temple architecture known as Nagara style of temples. The Svayambhu form of Sivalinga is enshrined in main temple that has five projections on each side and is surmounted with a tall curvilinear Shikhara.Baijnath is popular for it's ancient temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Neighbouring towns of Baijnath are Palampur in Kangra district and Jogindernagar town in Mandi District.There are two balconies on two sides of main temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Above photograph shows some portions of a balcony..There is a small porch in front of mandapa hall that rests on four pillars in the front preceded by an idol of Nandi, the bull, in a small pillared shrine. Whole temple is enclosed by a high wall with entrances in the south and north. The outer walls of the temple have several niches with images of gods and goddesses. Numerous images are also fixed or carved in the walls.It is believed that durin Treta Yug, Ravana worshiped Lord Shiva in Kailash for getting invincible powers . In the same process, to please the almighty he offered his ten heads in havan kund. Influenced by this extra ordinary deed of Ravana, Lord Shiva not only restored his heads but also bestowed him with powers of invincibility and immortality.Most of the walls around main temple and outer walls have different designed carved out...The temple attracts a large number of tourists and pilgrims from different parts of India and abroad throughout the year. Special prayers are offered in the morning and evening every day besides on special occasions and during festive seasonsSculptures of Chamunda Devi and Kartikey can be seen on the walls of main Shiva Temple. To have very specific details about these designs, check out official website of Baijnath Shiva Temple at http://www.baijnathtemple.com/Makara Sankranti, Maha Shivaratri, Vaisakha Sankranti, Shravana Mondays, etc. are celebrated with great zeal and splendor. A five day state level function is held here on Maha Shivratri every year.More photographs of Baijnath Shiva Temple can be seen at Lonely Planet website - http://www.lonelyplanet.com/travelblogs/751/42834/Baijnath+Shiva+Temple.+Kangra+Valley,+Himachal+Pradesh,+India?destId=356262

Baijnath is famous for it's old Shiva temple which was built in 13th Centuary. Shiva is considered as ‘the Lord of physicians’. Baijnath was originally known as Kiragrama and it lies on Pathankot-Palampur-Manali highway (National Highway No. 20) almost midway between Kangra and Mandi. The present name Baijnath became popular after the name of the temple. The town is located on the left bank of the river Binwa, which is a corrupt form of ancient Binduka(a tributary of river Beas). Let's check out this Photo Journey to know more about this temple in Baijnath...

Baijnath is famous for it's old Shiva temple which was built in 13th Centuary. Shiva is considered as ‘the Lord of physicians’. Baijnath was originally known as Kiragrama and it lies on Pathankot-Palampur-Manali highway (National Highway No. 20) almost midway between Kangra and Mandi. The present name Baijnath became popular after the name of the temple. The town is located on the left bank of the river Binwa, which is a corrupt form of ancient Binduka(a tributary of river Beas). Let's check out this Photo Journey to know more about this temple in Baijnath...This famous temple of Shiva is very close to main road which connects Palampur with Mandi, via Jogindernagar. Baijnath town is almost on border of Kangra Border. Mandi Boundary starts at around 4-5 kilometers from main town. This temple comes on left as we move from Palampur to Mandi via Baijnath Town.Temple is visible from main road and there is a well maintained garden in it's back. At times, monkeys can also be seen around the temple and this green garden. This temple is on a hill top but there is no climb involved to reach the main campus. On other side of the temple there is a deep valley with wonderful view of flowing river with snow capped hills in background.Overall surroundings of Shiva Temple are pleasing...Temple in current form is a beautiful example of the early medieval north Indian temple architecture known as Nagara style of temples. The Svayambhu form of Sivalinga is enshrined in main temple that has five projections on each side and is surmounted with a tall curvilinear Shikhara.Baijnath is popular for it's ancient temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Neighbouring towns of Baijnath are Palampur in Kangra district and Jogindernagar town in Mandi District.There are two balconies on two sides of main temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Above photograph shows some portions of a balcony..There is a small porch in front of mandapa hall that rests on four pillars in the front preceded by an idol of Nandi, the bull, in a small pillared shrine. Whole temple is enclosed by a high wall with entrances in the south and north. The outer walls of the temple have several niches with images of gods and goddesses. Numerous images are also fixed or carved in the walls.It is believed that durin Treta Yug, Ravana worshiped Lord Shiva in Kailash for getting invincible powers . In the same process, to please the almighty he offered his ten heads in havan kund. Influenced by this extra ordinary deed of Ravana, Lord Shiva not only restored his heads but also bestowed him with powers of invincibility and immortality.Most of the walls around main temple and outer walls have different designed carved out...The temple attracts a large number of tourists and pilgrims from different parts of India and abroad throughout the year. Special prayers are offered in the morning and evening every day besides on special occasions and during festive seasonsSculptures of Chamunda Devi and Kartikey can be seen on the walls of main Shiva Temple. To have very specific details about these designs, check out official website of Baijnath Shiva Temple at http://www.baijnathtemple.com/Makara Sankranti, Maha Shivaratri, Vaisakha Sankranti, Shravana Mondays, etc. are celebrated with great zeal and splendor. A five day state level function is held here on Maha Shivratri every year.More photographs of Baijnath Shiva Temple can be seen at Lonely Planet website - http://www.lonelyplanet.com/travelblogs/751/42834/Baijnath+Shiva+Temple.+Kangra+Valley,+Himachal+Pradesh,+India?destId=356262

This famous temple of Shiva is very close to main road which connects Palampur with Mandi, via Jogindernagar. Baijnath town is almost on border of Kangra Border. Mandi Boundary starts at around 4-5 kilometers from main town. This temple comes on left as we move from Palampur to Mandi via Baijnath Town.

Baijnath is famous for it's old Shiva temple which was built in 13th Centuary. Shiva is considered as ‘the Lord of physicians’. Baijnath was originally known as Kiragrama and it lies on Pathankot-Palampur-Manali highway (National Highway No. 20) almost midway between Kangra and Mandi. The present name Baijnath became popular after the name of the temple. The town is located on the left bank of the river Binwa, which is a corrupt form of ancient Binduka(a tributary of river Beas). Let's check out this Photo Journey to know more about this temple in Baijnath...This famous temple of Shiva is very close to main road which connects Palampur with Mandi, via Jogindernagar. Baijnath town is almost on border of Kangra Border. Mandi Boundary starts at around 4-5 kilometers from main town. This temple comes on left as we move from Palampur to Mandi via Baijnath Town.Temple is visible from main road and there is a well maintained garden in it's back. At times, monkeys can also be seen around the temple and this green garden. This temple is on a hill top but there is no climb involved to reach the main campus. On other side of the temple there is a deep valley with wonderful view of flowing river with snow capped hills in background.Overall surroundings of Shiva Temple are pleasing...Temple in current form is a beautiful example of the early medieval north Indian temple architecture known as Nagara style of temples. The Svayambhu form of Sivalinga is enshrined in main temple that has five projections on each side and is surmounted with a tall curvilinear Shikhara.Baijnath is popular for it's ancient temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Neighbouring towns of Baijnath are Palampur in Kangra district and Jogindernagar town in Mandi District.There are two balconies on two sides of main temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Above photograph shows some portions of a balcony..There is a small porch in front of mandapa hall that rests on four pillars in the front preceded by an idol of Nandi, the bull, in a small pillared shrine. Whole temple is enclosed by a high wall with entrances in the south and north. The outer walls of the temple have several niches with images of gods and goddesses. Numerous images are also fixed or carved in the walls.It is believed that durin Treta Yug, Ravana worshiped Lord Shiva in Kailash for getting invincible powers . In the same process, to please the almighty he offered his ten heads in havan kund. Influenced by this extra ordinary deed of Ravana, Lord Shiva not only restored his heads but also bestowed him with powers of invincibility and immortality.Most of the walls around main temple and outer walls have different designed carved out...The temple attracts a large number of tourists and pilgrims from different parts of India and abroad throughout the year. Special prayers are offered in the morning and evening every day besides on special occasions and during festive seasonsSculptures of Chamunda Devi and Kartikey can be seen on the walls of main Shiva Temple. To have very specific details about these designs, check out official website of Baijnath Shiva Temple at http://www.baijnathtemple.com/Makara Sankranti, Maha Shivaratri, Vaisakha Sankranti, Shravana Mondays, etc. are celebrated with great zeal and splendor. A five day state level function is held here on Maha Shivratri every year.More photographs of Baijnath Shiva Temple can be seen at Lonely Planet website - http://www.lonelyplanet.com/travelblogs/751/42834/Baijnath+Shiva+Temple.+Kangra+Valley,+Himachal+Pradesh,+India?destId=356262

Temple is visible from main road and there is a well maintained garden in it's back. At times, monkeys can also be seen around the temple and this green garden. This temple is on a hill top but there is no climb involved to reach the main campus. On other side of the temple there is a deep valley with wonderful view of flowing river with snow capped hills in background.

Baijnath is famous for it's old Shiva temple which was built in 13th Centuary. Shiva is considered as ‘the Lord of physicians’. Baijnath was originally known as Kiragrama and it lies on Pathankot-Palampur-Manali highway (National Highway No. 20) almost midway between Kangra and Mandi. The present name Baijnath became popular after the name of the temple. The town is located on the left bank of the river Binwa, which is a corrupt form of ancient Binduka(a tributary of river Beas). Let's check out this Photo Journey to know more about this temple in Baijnath...This famous temple of Shiva is very close to main road which connects Palampur with Mandi, via Jogindernagar. Baijnath town is almost on border of Kangra Border. Mandi Boundary starts at around 4-5 kilometers from main town. This temple comes on left as we move from Palampur to Mandi via Baijnath Town.Temple is visible from main road and there is a well maintained garden in it's back. At times, monkeys can also be seen around the temple and this green garden. This temple is on a hill top but there is no climb involved to reach the main campus. On other side of the temple there is a deep valley with wonderful view of flowing river with snow capped hills in background.Overall surroundings of Shiva Temple are pleasing...Temple in current form is a beautiful example of the early medieval north Indian temple architecture known as Nagara style of temples. The Svayambhu form of Sivalinga is enshrined in main temple that has five projections on each side and is surmounted with a tall curvilinear Shikhara.Baijnath is popular for it's ancient temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Neighbouring towns of Baijnath are Palampur in Kangra district and Jogindernagar town in Mandi District.There are two balconies on two sides of main temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Above photograph shows some portions of a balcony..There is a small porch in front of mandapa hall that rests on four pillars in the front preceded by an idol of Nandi, the bull, in a small pillared shrine. Whole temple is enclosed by a high wall with entrances in the south and north. The outer walls of the temple have several niches with images of gods and goddesses. Numerous images are also fixed or carved in the walls.It is believed that durin Treta Yug, Ravana worshiped Lord Shiva in Kailash for getting invincible powers . In the same process, to please the almighty he offered his ten heads in havan kund. Influenced by this extra ordinary deed of Ravana, Lord Shiva not only restored his heads but also bestowed him with powers of invincibility and immortality.Most of the walls around main temple and outer walls have different designed carved out...The temple attracts a large number of tourists and pilgrims from different parts of India and abroad throughout the year. Special prayers are offered in the morning and evening every day besides on special occasions and during festive seasonsSculptures of Chamunda Devi and Kartikey can be seen on the walls of main Shiva Temple. To have very specific details about these designs, check out official website of Baijnath Shiva Temple at http://www.baijnathtemple.com/Makara Sankranti, Maha Shivaratri, Vaisakha Sankranti, Shravana Mondays, etc. are celebrated with great zeal and splendor. A five day state level function is held here on Maha Shivratri every year.More photographs of Baijnath Shiva Temple can be seen at Lonely Planet website - http://www.lonelyplanet.com/travelblogs/751/42834/Baijnath+Shiva+Temple.+Kangra+Valley,+Himachal+Pradesh,+India?destId=356262

Overall surroundings of Shiva Temple are pleasing...

Temple in current form is a beautiful example of the early medieval north Indian temple architecture known as Nagara style of temples. The Svayambhu form of Sivalinga is enshrined in main temple that has five projections on each side and is surmounted with a tall curvilinear Shikhara.


Baijnath is famous for it's old Shiva temple which was built in 13th Centuary. Shiva is considered as ‘the Lord of physicians’. Baijnath was originally known as Kiragrama and it lies on Pathankot-Palampur-Manali highway (National Highway No. 20) almost midway between Kangra and Mandi. The present name Baijnath became popular after the name of the temple. The town is located on the left bank of the river Binwa, which is a corrupt form of ancient Binduka(a tributary of river Beas). Let's check out this Photo Journey to know more about this temple in Baijnath...This famous temple of Shiva is very close to main road which connects Palampur with Mandi, via Jogindernagar. Baijnath town is almost on border of Kangra Border. Mandi Boundary starts at around 4-5 kilometers from main town. This temple comes on left as we move from Palampur to Mandi via Baijnath Town.Temple is visible from main road and there is a well maintained garden in it's back. At times, monkeys can also be seen around the temple and this green garden. This temple is on a hill top but there is no climb involved to reach the main campus. On other side of the temple there is a deep valley with wonderful view of flowing river with snow capped hills in background.Overall surroundings of Shiva Temple are pleasing...Temple in current form is a beautiful example of the early medieval north Indian temple architecture known as Nagara style of temples. The Svayambhu form of Sivalinga is enshrined in main temple that has five projections on each side and is surmounted with a tall curvilinear Shikhara.Baijnath is popular for it's ancient temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Neighbouring towns of Baijnath are Palampur in Kangra district and Jogindernagar town in Mandi District.There are two balconies on two sides of main temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Above photograph shows some portions of a balcony..There is a small porch in front of mandapa hall that rests on four pillars in the front preceded by an idol of Nandi, the bull, in a small pillared shrine. Whole temple is enclosed by a high wall with entrances in the south and north. The outer walls of the temple have several niches with images of gods and goddesses. Numerous images are also fixed or carved in the walls.It is believed that durin Treta Yug, Ravana worshiped Lord Shiva in Kailash for getting invincible powers . In the same process, to please the almighty he offered his ten heads in havan kund. Influenced by this extra ordinary deed of Ravana, Lord Shiva not only restored his heads but also bestowed him with powers of invincibility and immortality.Most of the walls around main temple and outer walls have different designed carved out...The temple attracts a large number of tourists and pilgrims from different parts of India and abroad throughout the year. Special prayers are offered in the morning and evening every day besides on special occasions and during festive seasonsSculptures of Chamunda Devi and Kartikey can be seen on the walls of main Shiva Temple. To have very specific details about these designs, check out official website of Baijnath Shiva Temple at http://www.baijnathtemple.com/Makara Sankranti, Maha Shivaratri, Vaisakha Sankranti, Shravana Mondays, etc. are celebrated with great zeal and splendor. A five day state level function is held here on Maha Shivratri every year.More photographs of Baijnath Shiva Temple can be seen at Lonely Planet website - http://www.lonelyplanet.com/travelblogs/751/42834/Baijnath+Shiva+Temple.+Kangra+Valley,+Himachal+Pradesh,+India?destId=356262

Baijnath is popular for it's ancient temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Neighbouring towns of Baijnath are Palampur in Kangra district and Jogindernagar town in Mandi District. 

Baijnath is famous for it's old Shiva temple which was built in 13th Centuary. Shiva is considered as ‘the Lord of physicians’. Baijnath was originally known as Kiragrama and it lies on Pathankot-Palampur-Manali highway (National Highway No. 20) almost midway between Kangra and Mandi. The present name Baijnath became popular after the name of the temple. The town is located on the left bank of the river Binwa, which is a corrupt form of ancient Binduka(a tributary of river Beas). Let's check out this Photo Journey to know more about this temple in Baijnath...This famous temple of Shiva is very close to main road which connects Palampur with Mandi, via Jogindernagar. Baijnath town is almost on border of Kangra Border. Mandi Boundary starts at around 4-5 kilometers from main town. This temple comes on left as we move from Palampur to Mandi via Baijnath Town.Temple is visible from main road and there is a well maintained garden in it's back. At times, monkeys can also be seen around the temple and this green garden. This temple is on a hill top but there is no climb involved to reach the main campus. On other side of the temple there is a deep valley with wonderful view of flowing river with snow capped hills in background.Overall surroundings of Shiva Temple are pleasing...Temple in current form is a beautiful example of the early medieval north Indian temple architecture known as Nagara style of temples. The Svayambhu form of Sivalinga is enshrined in main temple that has five projections on each side and is surmounted with a tall curvilinear Shikhara.Baijnath is popular for it's ancient temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Neighbouring towns of Baijnath are Palampur in Kangra district and Jogindernagar town in Mandi District.There are two balconies on two sides of main temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Above photograph shows some portions of a balcony..There is a small porch in front of mandapa hall that rests on four pillars in the front preceded by an idol of Nandi, the bull, in a small pillared shrine. Whole temple is enclosed by a high wall with entrances in the south and north. The outer walls of the temple have several niches with images of gods and goddesses. Numerous images are also fixed or carved in the walls.It is believed that durin Treta Yug, Ravana worshiped Lord Shiva in Kailash for getting invincible powers . In the same process, to please the almighty he offered his ten heads in havan kund. Influenced by this extra ordinary deed of Ravana, Lord Shiva not only restored his heads but also bestowed him with powers of invincibility and immortality.Most of the walls around main temple and outer walls have different designed carved out...The temple attracts a large number of tourists and pilgrims from different parts of India and abroad throughout the year. Special prayers are offered in the morning and evening every day besides on special occasions and during festive seasonsSculptures of Chamunda Devi and Kartikey can be seen on the walls of main Shiva Temple. To have very specific details about these designs, check out official website of Baijnath Shiva Temple at http://www.baijnathtemple.com/Makara Sankranti, Maha Shivaratri, Vaisakha Sankranti, Shravana Mondays, etc. are celebrated with great zeal and splendor. A five day state level function is held here on Maha Shivratri every year.More photographs of Baijnath Shiva Temple can be seen at Lonely Planet website - http://www.lonelyplanet.com/travelblogs/751/42834/Baijnath+Shiva+Temple.+Kangra+Valley,+Himachal+Pradesh,+India?destId=356262

There are two balconies on two sides of main temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Above photograph shows some portions of a balcony...

Baijnath is famous for it's old Shiva temple which was built in 13th Centuary. Shiva is considered as ‘the Lord of physicians’. Baijnath was originally known as Kiragrama and it lies on Pathankot-Palampur-Manali highway (National Highway No. 20) almost midway between Kangra and Mandi. The present name Baijnath became popular after the name of the temple. The town is located on the left bank of the river Binwa, which is a corrupt form of ancient Binduka(a tributary of river Beas). Let's check out this Photo Journey to know more about this temple in Baijnath...This famous temple of Shiva is very close to main road which connects Palampur with Mandi, via Jogindernagar. Baijnath town is almost on border of Kangra Border. Mandi Boundary starts at around 4-5 kilometers from main town. This temple comes on left as we move from Palampur to Mandi via Baijnath Town.Temple is visible from main road and there is a well maintained garden in it's back. At times, monkeys can also be seen around the temple and this green garden. This temple is on a hill top but there is no climb involved to reach the main campus. On other side of the temple there is a deep valley with wonderful view of flowing river with snow capped hills in background.Overall surroundings of Shiva Temple are pleasing...Temple in current form is a beautiful example of the early medieval north Indian temple architecture known as Nagara style of temples. The Svayambhu form of Sivalinga is enshrined in main temple that has five projections on each side and is surmounted with a tall curvilinear Shikhara.Baijnath is popular for it's ancient temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Neighbouring towns of Baijnath are Palampur in Kangra district and Jogindernagar town in Mandi District.There are two balconies on two sides of main temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Above photograph shows some portions of a balcony..There is a small porch in front of mandapa hall that rests on four pillars in the front preceded by an idol of Nandi, the bull, in a small pillared shrine. Whole temple is enclosed by a high wall with entrances in the south and north. The outer walls of the temple have several niches with images of gods and goddesses. Numerous images are also fixed or carved in the walls.It is believed that durin Treta Yug, Ravana worshiped Lord Shiva in Kailash for getting invincible powers . In the same process, to please the almighty he offered his ten heads in havan kund. Influenced by this extra ordinary deed of Ravana, Lord Shiva not only restored his heads but also bestowed him with powers of invincibility and immortality.Most of the walls around main temple and outer walls have different designed carved out...The temple attracts a large number of tourists and pilgrims from different parts of India and abroad throughout the year. Special prayers are offered in the morning and evening every day besides on special occasions and during festive seasonsSculptures of Chamunda Devi and Kartikey can be seen on the walls of main Shiva Temple. To have very specific details about these designs, check out official website of Baijnath Shiva Temple at http://www.baijnathtemple.com/Makara Sankranti, Maha Shivaratri, Vaisakha Sankranti, Shravana Mondays, etc. are celebrated with great zeal and splendor. A five day state level function is held here on Maha Shivratri every year.More photographs of Baijnath Shiva Temple can be seen at Lonely Planet website - http://www.lonelyplanet.com/travelblogs/751/42834/Baijnath+Shiva+Temple.+Kangra+Valley,+Himachal+Pradesh,+India?destId=356262

There is a small porch in front of mandapa hall that rests on four pillars in the front preceded by an idol of Nandi, the bull, in a small pillared shrine. Whole temple is enclosed by a high wall with entrances in the south and north. The outer walls of the temple have several niches with images of gods and goddesses. Numerous images are also fixed or carved in the walls. 

Baijnath is famous for it's old Shiva temple which was built in 13th Centuary. Shiva is considered as ‘the Lord of physicians’. Baijnath was originally known as Kiragrama and it lies on Pathankot-Palampur-Manali highway (National Highway No. 20) almost midway between Kangra and Mandi. The present name Baijnath became popular after the name of the temple. The town is located on the left bank of the river Binwa, which is a corrupt form of ancient Binduka(a tributary of river Beas). Let's check out this Photo Journey to know more about this temple in Baijnath...This famous temple of Shiva is very close to main road which connects Palampur with Mandi, via Jogindernagar. Baijnath town is almost on border of Kangra Border. Mandi Boundary starts at around 4-5 kilometers from main town. This temple comes on left as we move from Palampur to Mandi via Baijnath Town.Temple is visible from main road and there is a well maintained garden in it's back. At times, monkeys can also be seen around the temple and this green garden. This temple is on a hill top but there is no climb involved to reach the main campus. On other side of the temple there is a deep valley with wonderful view of flowing river with snow capped hills in background.Overall surroundings of Shiva Temple are pleasing...Temple in current form is a beautiful example of the early medieval north Indian temple architecture known as Nagara style of temples. The Svayambhu form of Sivalinga is enshrined in main temple that has five projections on each side and is surmounted with a tall curvilinear Shikhara.Baijnath is popular for it's ancient temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Neighbouring towns of Baijnath are Palampur in Kangra district and Jogindernagar town in Mandi District.There are two balconies on two sides of main temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Above photograph shows some portions of a balcony..There is a small porch in front of mandapa hall that rests on four pillars in the front preceded by an idol of Nandi, the bull, in a small pillared shrine. Whole temple is enclosed by a high wall with entrances in the south and north. The outer walls of the temple have several niches with images of gods and goddesses. Numerous images are also fixed or carved in the walls.It is believed that durin Treta Yug, Ravana worshiped Lord Shiva in Kailash for getting invincible powers . In the same process, to please the almighty he offered his ten heads in havan kund. Influenced by this extra ordinary deed of Ravana, Lord Shiva not only restored his heads but also bestowed him with powers of invincibility and immortality.Most of the walls around main temple and outer walls have different designed carved out...The temple attracts a large number of tourists and pilgrims from different parts of India and abroad throughout the year. Special prayers are offered in the morning and evening every day besides on special occasions and during festive seasonsSculptures of Chamunda Devi and Kartikey can be seen on the walls of main Shiva Temple. To have very specific details about these designs, check out official website of Baijnath Shiva Temple at http://www.baijnathtemple.com/Makara Sankranti, Maha Shivaratri, Vaisakha Sankranti, Shravana Mondays, etc. are celebrated with great zeal and splendor. A five day state level function is held here on Maha Shivratri every year.More photographs of Baijnath Shiva Temple can be seen at Lonely Planet website - http://www.lonelyplanet.com/travelblogs/751/42834/Baijnath+Shiva+Temple.+Kangra+Valley,+Himachal+Pradesh,+India?destId=356262

It is believed that durin Treta Yug, Ravana worshiped Lord Shiva in Kailash for getting invincible powers . In the same process, to please the almighty he offered his ten heads in havan kund. Influenced by this extra ordinary deed of Ravana, Lord Shiva not only restored his heads but also bestowed him with powers of invincibility and immortality.

Baijnath is famous for it's old Shiva temple which was built in 13th Centuary. Shiva is considered as ‘the Lord of physicians’. Baijnath was originally known as Kiragrama and it lies on Pathankot-Palampur-Manali highway (National Highway No. 20) almost midway between Kangra and Mandi. The present name Baijnath became popular after the name of the temple. The town is located on the left bank of the river Binwa, which is a corrupt form of ancient Binduka(a tributary of river Beas). Let's check out this Photo Journey to know more about this temple in Baijnath...This famous temple of Shiva is very close to main road which connects Palampur with Mandi, via Jogindernagar. Baijnath town is almost on border of Kangra Border. Mandi Boundary starts at around 4-5 kilometers from main town. This temple comes on left as we move from Palampur to Mandi via Baijnath Town.Temple is visible from main road and there is a well maintained garden in it's back. At times, monkeys can also be seen around the temple and this green garden. This temple is on a hill top but there is no climb involved to reach the main campus. On other side of the temple there is a deep valley with wonderful view of flowing river with snow capped hills in background.Overall surroundings of Shiva Temple are pleasing...Temple in current form is a beautiful example of the early medieval north Indian temple architecture known as Nagara style of temples. The Svayambhu form of Sivalinga is enshrined in main temple that has five projections on each side and is surmounted with a tall curvilinear Shikhara.Baijnath is popular for it's ancient temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Neighbouring towns of Baijnath are Palampur in Kangra district and Jogindernagar town in Mandi District.There are two balconies on two sides of main temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Above photograph shows some portions of a balcony..There is a small porch in front of mandapa hall that rests on four pillars in the front preceded by an idol of Nandi, the bull, in a small pillared shrine. Whole temple is enclosed by a high wall with entrances in the south and north. The outer walls of the temple have several niches with images of gods and goddesses. Numerous images are also fixed or carved in the walls.It is believed that durin Treta Yug, Ravana worshiped Lord Shiva in Kailash for getting invincible powers . In the same process, to please the almighty he offered his ten heads in havan kund. Influenced by this extra ordinary deed of Ravana, Lord Shiva not only restored his heads but also bestowed him with powers of invincibility and immortality.Most of the walls around main temple and outer walls have different designed carved out...The temple attracts a large number of tourists and pilgrims from different parts of India and abroad throughout the year. Special prayers are offered in the morning and evening every day besides on special occasions and during festive seasonsSculptures of Chamunda Devi and Kartikey can be seen on the walls of main Shiva Temple. To have very specific details about these designs, check out official website of Baijnath Shiva Temple at http://www.baijnathtemple.com/Makara Sankranti, Maha Shivaratri, Vaisakha Sankranti, Shravana Mondays, etc. are celebrated with great zeal and splendor. A five day state level function is held here on Maha Shivratri every year.More photographs of Baijnath Shiva Temple can be seen at Lonely Planet website - http://www.lonelyplanet.com/travelblogs/751/42834/Baijnath+Shiva+Temple.+Kangra+Valley,+Himachal+Pradesh,+India?destId=356262

Most of the walls around main temple and outer walls have different designed carved out...

The temple attracts a large number of tourists and pilgrims from different parts of India and abroad throughout the year. Special prayers are offered in the morning and evening every day besides on special occasions and during festive seasons.

Baijnath is famous for it's old Shiva temple which was built in 13th Centuary. Shiva is considered as ‘the Lord of physicians’. Baijnath was originally known as Kiragrama and it lies on Pathankot-Palampur-Manali highway (National Highway No. 20) almost midway between Kangra and Mandi. The present name Baijnath became popular after the name of the temple. The town is located on the left bank of the river Binwa, which is a corrupt form of ancient Binduka(a tributary of river Beas). Let's check out this Photo Journey to know more about this temple in Baijnath...This famous temple of Shiva is very close to main road which connects Palampur with Mandi, via Jogindernagar. Baijnath town is almost on border of Kangra Border. Mandi Boundary starts at around 4-5 kilometers from main town. This temple comes on left as we move from Palampur to Mandi via Baijnath Town.Temple is visible from main road and there is a well maintained garden in it's back. At times, monkeys can also be seen around the temple and this green garden. This temple is on a hill top but there is no climb involved to reach the main campus. On other side of the temple there is a deep valley with wonderful view of flowing river with snow capped hills in background.Overall surroundings of Shiva Temple are pleasing...Temple in current form is a beautiful example of the early medieval north Indian temple architecture known as Nagara style of temples. The Svayambhu form of Sivalinga is enshrined in main temple that has five projections on each side and is surmounted with a tall curvilinear Shikhara.Baijnath is popular for it's ancient temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Neighbouring towns of Baijnath are Palampur in Kangra district and Jogindernagar town in Mandi District.There are two balconies on two sides of main temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Above photograph shows some portions of a balcony..There is a small porch in front of mandapa hall that rests on four pillars in the front preceded by an idol of Nandi, the bull, in a small pillared shrine. Whole temple is enclosed by a high wall with entrances in the south and north. The outer walls of the temple have several niches with images of gods and goddesses. Numerous images are also fixed or carved in the walls.It is believed that durin Treta Yug, Ravana worshiped Lord Shiva in Kailash for getting invincible powers . In the same process, to please the almighty he offered his ten heads in havan kund. Influenced by this extra ordinary deed of Ravana, Lord Shiva not only restored his heads but also bestowed him with powers of invincibility and immortality.Most of the walls around main temple and outer walls have different designed carved out...The temple attracts a large number of tourists and pilgrims from different parts of India and abroad throughout the year. Special prayers are offered in the morning and evening every day besides on special occasions and during festive seasonsSculptures of Chamunda Devi and Kartikey can be seen on the walls of main Shiva Temple. To have very specific details about these designs, check out official website of Baijnath Shiva Temple at http://www.baijnathtemple.com/Makara Sankranti, Maha Shivaratri, Vaisakha Sankranti, Shravana Mondays, etc. are celebrated with great zeal and splendor. A five day state level function is held here on Maha Shivratri every year.More photographs of Baijnath Shiva Temple can be seen at Lonely Planet website - http://www.lonelyplanet.com/travelblogs/751/42834/Baijnath+Shiva+Temple.+Kangra+Valley,+Himachal+Pradesh,+India?destId=356262

Sculptures of Chamunda Devi and Kartikey can be seen on the walls of main Shiva Temple. To have very specific details about these designs, check out official website of Baijnath Shiva Temple at http://www.baijnathtemple.com/

Baijnath is famous for it's old Shiva temple which was built in 13th Centuary. Shiva is considered as ‘the Lord of physicians’. Baijnath was originally known as Kiragrama and it lies on Pathankot-Palampur-Manali highway (National Highway No. 20) almost midway between Kangra and Mandi. The present name Baijnath became popular after the name of the temple. The town is located on the left bank of the river Binwa, which is a corrupt form of ancient Binduka(a tributary of river Beas). Let's check out this Photo Journey to know more about this temple in Baijnath...This famous temple of Shiva is very close to main road which connects Palampur with Mandi, via Jogindernagar. Baijnath town is almost on border of Kangra Border. Mandi Boundary starts at around 4-5 kilometers from main town. This temple comes on left as we move from Palampur to Mandi via Baijnath Town.Temple is visible from main road and there is a well maintained garden in it's back. At times, monkeys can also be seen around the temple and this green garden. This temple is on a hill top but there is no climb involved to reach the main campus. On other side of the temple there is a deep valley with wonderful view of flowing river with snow capped hills in background.Overall surroundings of Shiva Temple are pleasing...Temple in current form is a beautiful example of the early medieval north Indian temple architecture known as Nagara style of temples. The Svayambhu form of Sivalinga is enshrined in main temple that has five projections on each side and is surmounted with a tall curvilinear Shikhara.Baijnath is popular for it's ancient temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Neighbouring towns of Baijnath are Palampur in Kangra district and Jogindernagar town in Mandi District.There are two balconies on two sides of main temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Above photograph shows some portions of a balcony..There is a small porch in front of mandapa hall that rests on four pillars in the front preceded by an idol of Nandi, the bull, in a small pillared shrine. Whole temple is enclosed by a high wall with entrances in the south and north. The outer walls of the temple have several niches with images of gods and goddesses. Numerous images are also fixed or carved in the walls.It is believed that durin Treta Yug, Ravana worshiped Lord Shiva in Kailash for getting invincible powers . In the same process, to please the almighty he offered his ten heads in havan kund. Influenced by this extra ordinary deed of Ravana, Lord Shiva not only restored his heads but also bestowed him with powers of invincibility and immortality.Most of the walls around main temple and outer walls have different designed carved out...The temple attracts a large number of tourists and pilgrims from different parts of India and abroad throughout the year. Special prayers are offered in the morning and evening every day besides on special occasions and during festive seasonsSculptures of Chamunda Devi and Kartikey can be seen on the walls of main Shiva Temple. To have very specific details about these designs, check out official website of Baijnath Shiva Temple at http://www.baijnathtemple.com/Makara Sankranti, Maha Shivaratri, Vaisakha Sankranti, Shravana Mondays, etc. are celebrated with great zeal and splendor. A five day state level function is held here on Maha Shivratri every year.More photographs of Baijnath Shiva Temple can be seen at Lonely Planet website - http://www.lonelyplanet.com/travelblogs/751/42834/Baijnath+Shiva+Temple.+Kangra+Valley,+Himachal+Pradesh,+India?destId=356262

Makara Sankranti, Maha Shivaratri, Vaisakha Sankranti, Shravana Mondays, etc. are celebrated with great zeal and splendor. A five day state level function is held here on Maha Shivratri every year.

Baijnath is famous for it's old Shiva temple which was built in 13th Centuary. Shiva is considered as ‘the Lord of physicians’. Baijnath was originally known as Kiragrama and it lies on Pathankot-Palampur-Manali highway (National Highway No. 20) almost midway between Kangra and Mandi. The present name Baijnath became popular after the name of the temple. The town is located on the left bank of the river Binwa, which is a corrupt form of ancient Binduka(a tributary of river Beas). Let's check out this Photo Journey to know more about this temple in Baijnath...This famous temple of Shiva is very close to main road which connects Palampur with Mandi, via Jogindernagar. Baijnath town is almost on border of Kangra Border. Mandi Boundary starts at around 4-5 kilometers from main town. This temple comes on left as we move from Palampur to Mandi via Baijnath Town.Temple is visible from main road and there is a well maintained garden in it's back. At times, monkeys can also be seen around the temple and this green garden. This temple is on a hill top but there is no climb involved to reach the main campus. On other side of the temple there is a deep valley with wonderful view of flowing river with snow capped hills in background.Overall surroundings of Shiva Temple are pleasing...Temple in current form is a beautiful example of the early medieval north Indian temple architecture known as Nagara style of temples. The Svayambhu form of Sivalinga is enshrined in main temple that has five projections on each side and is surmounted with a tall curvilinear Shikhara.Baijnath is popular for it's ancient temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Neighbouring towns of Baijnath are Palampur in Kangra district and Jogindernagar town in Mandi District.There are two balconies on two sides of main temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Above photograph shows some portions of a balcony..There is a small porch in front of mandapa hall that rests on four pillars in the front preceded by an idol of Nandi, the bull, in a small pillared shrine. Whole temple is enclosed by a high wall with entrances in the south and north. The outer walls of the temple have several niches with images of gods and goddesses. Numerous images are also fixed or carved in the walls.It is believed that durin Treta Yug, Ravana worshiped Lord Shiva in Kailash for getting invincible powers . In the same process, to please the almighty he offered his ten heads in havan kund. Influenced by this extra ordinary deed of Ravana, Lord Shiva not only restored his heads but also bestowed him with powers of invincibility and immortality.Most of the walls around main temple and outer walls have different designed carved out...The temple attracts a large number of tourists and pilgrims from different parts of India and abroad throughout the year. Special prayers are offered in the morning and evening every day besides on special occasions and during festive seasonsSculptures of Chamunda Devi and Kartikey can be seen on the walls of main Shiva Temple. To have very specific details about these designs, check out official website of Baijnath Shiva Temple at http://www.baijnathtemple.com/Makara Sankranti, Maha Shivaratri, Vaisakha Sankranti, Shravana Mondays, etc. are celebrated with great zeal and splendor. A five day state level function is held here on Maha Shivratri every year.More photographs of Baijnath Shiva Temple can be seen at Lonely Planet website - http://www.lonelyplanet.com/travelblogs/751/42834/Baijnath+Shiva+Temple.+Kangra+Valley,+Himachal+Pradesh,+India?destId=356262

More photographs of Baijnath Shiva Temple can be seen at Lonely Planet website - this is throwing 404 now :(

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4 comments:

shooting star said...

wonderful images and the temple is really striking against the blue sky :)

love Himachal for awesome views :)

http://sushmita-smile.blogspot.in/

AmitAag said...

hey...I've been there! Great pics!!

sangeeta said...

Wonderful again.

VJ Sharma said...

Thanks Sushmita, Amit and Sangeeta !

@Amit - This is one of the my favorite regions in Himachal. Very peaceful and serene.

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