Baijnath Temple Hyderabad – Religious Tourism in India – Hindu Temple in Himachal Pradesh, North India – Hindu Pilgrimage Destinations

Baijnath Temple of Baijnath city, just 50 KM from the popular tourist travel destination Dharamshala in Himchal Pradesh. This ancient Lord Shiva temple is favorite pilgrimage of Shivaties [Devotees of Lord Shiva] as Baijnath Temple here is considered one among the twelve Jyotirilingas in the country.
There is myth about the Baijnath temple; this was the Ravana, Lanka King who brought Lord Shiva here. During the worship of Mahadev, Ravana offered his head to fire of Havan, Lord Shiva become pleased & asked for boon. As Ravana wants to get rid from the cycle of death & birth and wants to be known as immortal so he asked Lord Shiva to come with him for living in Lanka. Lord Shiva turned into Lingam & asked Ravana to take him to Lanka but Ravana should not keep the Linga on ground during his entire back journey to Lanka from the Himalaya. On the way back to Lanka due to natural call Ravana was forced to take the help of a Shepherd as he was not suppose to put the Linga on the ground. This was the bed luck of Ravana that Shepherd could not hold Linga for enough time and placed it on the ground. The place was where the Baijnath temple is situated now.
The present temple was constructed in in 1204 A.D. by two of local merchants Nitin Soni and Shishir Soni. Baijnath temple here is the magnificent illustration of Nagara style of temple architecture. At present this temple is maintained as a monument by the Archaeological Survey of India, though the care of worship and daily rituals is responsibility of local board which works under the SDM of Baijnath working as the Chair person of the person.
As daily rituals prayers are offered in the morning and evening every day, Makara Sankranti, Maha Shivaratri, Vaisakha Sankranti and Shravana Mondays are the special days at Baijnath Temple and special prayers are arranged besides celebrating these days in festival mood.


Vital Tourist Information : Baijnath Temple Baijnath Dharamshala

Religion : Hindu


God / Deity : Lord Shiva


Rituals :
Daily Morning & Evening Prayers.
Special Prayers & Grand Celebration on the days like Makara Sankranti, Maha Shivaratri, Vaisakha Sankranti and Shravana Mondays.


Festivals / Celebrations :
Makara Sankranti, Maha Shivaratri, Vaisakha Sankranti and Shravana Mondays are the special days at Baijnath Temple and special prayers are arranged besides celebrating these days in festival mood.
On the Maha Shivratri a five day long festival is celebrated with participation from the citizens of entire state and devotees of Lord Shiva from all parts of World.


Construction Era : 1204 A.D.


Constructed by : Nitin Soni and Shishir Soni.


Architecture :
Baijnath temple here is the magnificent illustration of Nagara style of temple architecture.


City : Baijnath - Dharamshala


State : Himachal Pradesh [India]


Region : North India


Interesting Information :
Probably Baijnath is the only place in the world where effigy of Ravana is the put under fire flames as part of celebration of Dashera festival because as per the popular myth this was Ravana who brought Lord Shiva to this place in the form of Shiva Linga.


Travel Tips :
Other places of tourist interest at Dharamshala :
Tourist Spots : Andretta - Dal Lake - Dharamkot - Gangchen Kyishong - Kangra Art Museum - Kareri Lake - Machhrial And Tatwani - Mcleod Ganj - Men-Tse-Khang - Sujanpur Tira - War Memorial
Religious Places : Bhagsunath - Chamunda Devi - Chinmaya Tapovan - Kunal Pathri - Namgyal Monastery - Norbulingka Monastery - Monastery of Nechung Oracle - Rewalsar - St. John's Church


How To Reach : Baijnath Temple Baijnath Dharamshala


Basic Travel Info :
Buses are available for reaching Baijnath from Dharamshala [just 50 KM road distance]. Tourist can also hire a taxi or tourist vehicle for road journey to Baijnath Temple in Baijnath city.


Train Journey / Nearest Railway Station :
Train travel facility is available only up to Pathankot, important rail head of northern railway, which is about 85 km from Dharamsala.


Road Travel / Bus Route :
Buses ply regularly from Delhi, Chandigarh, Pathankot and many other north Indian cities for reaching Dharamsala. Taxi service is also available from Pathankot.


Air Travel / Nearest Airport :
Gaggal [about 13 km] is nearest airport but most of tourist prefer Pathankot and Chandigarh for more frequent domestic flight facility.