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Dedicated to
Shiva

Deity Posture

Architecture Style

Creator

Ahuka and Manyuka

Completed on

1204 CE

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About Baijnath Temple, Himachal Pradesh

Shri Baijnath Mandir or Vaidyanatha means Prabhu Shiva as Prabhu of Physicians. Devotees come here to get rid of their miseries and pain. The Temple was built by Ahuka and Manyuka who were local merchants and bhakts of Prabhu Shiva. They built a temple in 1204 CE. It is situated in the District of Kangra, Himachal Pardesh, and is 16 km away from Palampur. But it is believed that Shivling or smaller the temple was there before the construction of the current structure.

Legend and History
Baijnath temple or Vaidyanatha has the ability to cure are miseries and pains in your life. The history of the temple is from the 8th to 12th century. It is believed that after drinking the water from temple premises all miseries and pains can be cured. The Shrine has many sculptures of God. Mata Parvati idol has been engraved in black stone. Most interesting is the Nandi Ji idol in standing Position facing Prabhu in the compound of Temple. Most idols of Nandi Ji are in a resting position. It is believed that Ravana started doing penance here and cut off his 10 heads to please Prabhu Shiva. Prabhu Shiva blessed him here only. And because of this belief, Dussehra Festival is not celebrated here. As if they celebrate the festival Prabhu shiv will be angry with them. That’s why Prabhu is called Vaidyanatha here.

Architecture of Baijnath Temple, Himachal Pradesh

The Temple is built in the Nagara style of Architecture. In the main sanctum, there are a lot of scriptures engraved on walls in the Sanskrit language.

How to reach Baijnath Temple, Himachal Pradesh?

By Train: The nearest Railway station is Hoshiarpur and Chandigarh from where one can get taxis directly to the Temple.
By Air: The nearest airport is Kangra which is connected with some cities around the Northern part of India. One can hire taxis from there.
Others:  From Delhi, Baijnath Temple is approx. at a distance of 509 km, it takes about 10 to 12 hrs depending upon the driving conditions. From Chandigarh, it is approx. 245 km.

Baijnath Temple, Himachal Pradesh Timings

Temple is open throughout the year. Temples timings are from 6 am to 9 pm in the night.

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