Holy Places In India - Baijnath Temple

The Baijnath Temple is one of the most popular temples in Himachal Pradesh, and here Lord Shiva is worshiped as the 'God of Healing'. Baijnath or Vaidyanath is an avatar of Lord Shiva, and in this incarnation he takes away all the sufferings and sufferings of his devotees. This temple holds great importance for the devotees of Lord Shiva and is considered extremely sacred. It is believed that medicinal properties are found in the water of this temple, which cures many diseases. This temple attracts millions of tourists every year. The Baijnath temple was built in 1204 AD by two native merchants Ahuka and Manuka, who were devotees of Lord Shiva.


The Baijnath temple is located only 16 km from Palampur. It is a temple where the mind gets a wonderful peace by worshiping Lord Shiva. Explain that it is one of the few temples in the country where both Lord Shiva and King Ravana are worshiped.


Talking about the mythology of Baijnath temple, then tell that the demon king Ravana was a devotee of Lord Shiva. He always wanted to become the king of Lanka and for this he decided to do penance in the name of Lord Shiva. He cut off his ten heads and sacrificed them as his prayer to Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva pleased with him not only gave him unique power to rule over the land of Lanka but also gave him the gift of knowledge and made all his ends as before. After this Ravana requested Lord Shiva to go to Lanka. Lord Shiva changed himself into a form of Shivalinga and asked him to install this Shiva Linga only after reaching Lanka.


Lord Vishnu and Brahma became extremely concerned that the power of the holy Shivalinga together with the new power and knowledge of Ravana could make him invincible. When Ravana was going to Lanka with the Shiva link, strong winds started blowing and unbearable cold disturbed Ravana, while Ravana saw a beggar sitting on the corner of a street and he asked the beggar to hold the Shivling. He was a beggar and none but Lord Vishnu, who had disguised disguise. As soon as Ravana gave Shiva lingam to Vishnu, he immediately put it down and the lingam there became established and immovable. Baijnath Temple is the same place where the Shivling was kept today.


The Baijnath temple is considered a major part of the heritage of India, so the temple as well as the security of all the devotees are arranged. Mahashivratri is celebrated well in this temple, so people from all over the country come to celebrate the festival with full enthusiasm and enthusiasm on this occasion. During this time the temple is more crowded than usual and the lines become incredibly long. Wear appropriate footwear while going to the temple and remove them before entering the premises.In the evening the temple is not very bright, so take a flashlight along to keep the journey safe and hassle free.There are no canteens or other dining facilities available in or around the temple. Take beverages and food with you during the journey so that hunger and thirst do not bother you.


If you want to visit the temples and sightseeing of Kangra, then travel in the months of September to November. Avoid visiting here in the month of January as this month is extremely cold and the temperature reaches below zero. Mahashivaratri is celebrated with full fervor and enthusiasm in this temple, on this special occasion you can visit the temple.


HOW TO REACH 

BY AIR
The Baijnath temple is located only 16 km from Palampur. If you want to go to the temple by air, then tell that the nearest airport is Gaggal Airport. Which is located at a distance of 25 km from Palampur city. Gaggal Airport is well connected with most airports in the country. From the airport, you can take help of autorickshaws, buses, and taxis to reach Kangra. It will take you 1 hour to cover the distance from Gaggal to Palampur by road.

BY TRAIN
The nearest railway station of Baijnath Temple is Amb Andaura which is about 65 km away. Apart from this, the other nearest railway station is Pathankot railway station which is at a distance of 129 km from the temple. It is best to hire a taxi or travel by bus to reach the temple from Pathankot.


BY ROAD
Palampur, located near the Baijnath temple, is well connected to all major cities of Himachal Pradesh. Direct buses run from Dharamshala, Manali, Kangra, Chandigarh and Delhi city. Deluxe and non-deluxe buses are charged up to Rs 500-1000.

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