Baijnath Temple
Baijnath Temple
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  • Iconic Temple in India with great mythology behind it
    I have been visiting this temple since the year 2017 when i came as a tourist up until now that i am a resident in Bir. This place is magical. Everytime i go there i spot something new or see something new which I hadn't noticed in my previous visits. This place also has some really great vibes. Something so surreal about this place with the Himalayas in the background it just adds to the beauty. Also this place carries a great mythical story behind it as per indian mythology and how the temple came into existence 800 years back. You can google it for your understanding. The intricate carvings on the walls and the pillars of the temple of the gods and goddesses from the Indian mythology is something you can keep watching and you won't get bored of. Kheer Ganga on the back side of the temple is just so marvelous with the Ganga flowing from the Himalayas amd you see all of it with huge stones and rocks in the river, sometimes the clouds covering the Himalayas, the sound of the river gushing that you can hear on top when it's quite. Afternoon is a good time to visit. The close the gate to the Kheer Ganga at 6pm usually but the temple is open till 9pm . I also always recommend my guest to visit this place or i take them too many a times if I'm free. It is only 45 mins by bus from Bir Road by bus and 20-25 mins from Bir if you hire a taxi.
    Visited August 2019
    Travelled with friends
    Written 19 January 2020
  • R Goel
    Pune, India479 contributions
    Nine hundred years old Jyotirling in the lap of Dhauladhar linked to once Mahadev's topmost devotee Ravan.
    Baijnath (Vaidyanath) temple at Bainath near Palampur (HP) has the rare sight of a standing Nandi in addition to the usual sitting Nandi. People could be seen whispering their wishes in the ears of the standing Nandi. The temple is said to have been got constructed in1204 by two merchants. Legend has it that when, pleased by Ravan's tapasya, Mahadev granted him his wish of taking him to Lanka but in the form of a Shivling and with the rider that Ravan had to carry it without putting it down on the way, Brahma and Vishnu, worried that all the powers of Mahadev will go to Lanka, tricked Ravan into putting it down at this spot. The Shivling could not be moved from there and got installed as a Jyotirling. As such, Ravan too is revered there and neither is Ravan effigy burnt nor Vijaydashami celebrated in Baijnath.
    Visited January 2022
    Travelled with family
    Written 31 January 2022
  • Sachin M
    New Delhi, India70 contributions
    8th century temple
    8th century Nagara style temple built by two local merchants named Ahuka and Manyuka.. A very holy and sacred shrine of Lord Shiva. Overall well managed. Behind the temple is a rivulet and you can go down the stairs, right to the rivulet. This place also has some really great vibes. Something so surreal about this place with the Himalayas in the background it just adds to the beauty. The intricate carvings on the walls and the pillars of the temple of the gods and goddesses from the Indian mythology is something you can keep watching and you won't get bored of. Kheer Ganga on the back side of the temple is just so marvelous with the Ganga flowing from the Himalayas There is also a small market place in the approach road to the temple. A holy and ancient shrine , all devotees must visit.
    Visited February 2021
    Travelled with friends
    Written 15 February 2021
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Salil
6 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
Wonderful experience. Such a beautiful 5000 years old ancient Shiva temple . But disappointed that there was no arrangement of shoe racks. The carvings done were beautiful. A little crowded on Mondays. Avoid going in the afternoon as sun shines directly above it n can be very hot.
Written 5 July 2023
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sanjay
Lucknow, India2 contributions
Jun 2023 • Family
It's amazing temple built nearly 10th century dedicated to lord Shiva. It is situated in district palampur well connected from mandi and dharmshala. The road is smooth ,
Written 2 July 2023
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Travelwith Anagha
16 contributions
Jun 2023 • Family
Every place has its own story. U will get to know the stories of two merchants and also the story of ravan.

Baijnath temple is one of oldest temple in Himachal Pradesh must visit place just 16 km from palampur. Positive vibes good scenery.
Written 25 June 2023
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Avinash Mishra
Noida, India39 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
Peacefull place which gives you the calm you expect from a religious place. The temple comples is beautiful and looks ancient. The surroundings are gorgeous. Definitely a place to seek divine Experience.
Written 20 March 2023
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Amit H
Navi Mumbai, India32 contributions
Dec 2022 • Friends
This place is worth visiting when coming to palampur. It is a really old shiv temple located on a hill top. The temple is peaceful and has great views of snow clad peaks. They have a designated parking area but it is a bit small.. that's the only reason for the 4 stars.
Written 19 December 2022
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Bhaskar_10
New Delhi, India2,852 contributions
Nov 2022
The Sacred site is very well maintained and darshan timmings need to be followed. We reached the temple complex at 7.40pm and the temple doors were closed for the day. We offered our prayers to Lord Baijnath Shivling form outside.

Planning to visit this holy place again

Local/Volvo buses operate from ISBT Kashmere Gate till 7.30 - 8pm. Travel time is about 10-11 hrs.

A place of improtance in Hindu religion.

Wish you all a divine darshan
Written 30 November 2022
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SachinTaru
5 contributions
Oct 2022 • Family
A must visit 13th Century Ancient Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. My kids were amazed on learning the fact that this construction was carried out so far back in time & still stands strong. These temples in such far flung areas reinstate our pride in our rich culture & history.
Written 16 October 2022
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Sushil P
New Delhi, India33 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
Heritage Temple with heart touching vibes. Situated in Dhauladhar range in background.
Very polite priests. Beautiful shivling of Shiv and Shakti.
Written 25 April 2022
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R Goel
Pune, India479 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
Baijnath (Vaidyanath) temple at Bainath near Palampur (HP) has the rare sight of a standing Nandi in addition to the usual sitting Nandi. People could be seen whispering their wishes in the ears of the standing Nandi.

The temple is said to have been got constructed in1204 by two merchants.

Legend has it that when, pleased by Ravan's tapasya, Mahadev granted him his wish of taking him to Lanka but in the form of a Shivling and with the rider that Ravan had to carry it without putting it down on the way, Brahma and Vishnu, worried that all the powers of Mahadev will go to Lanka, tricked Ravan into putting it down at this spot. The Shivling could not be moved from there and got installed as a Jyotirling.

As such, Ravan too is revered there and neither is Ravan effigy burnt nor Vijaydashami celebrated in Baijnath.
Written 31 January 2022
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SudarshanKS
Bengaluru, India118 contributions
Aug 2021
An excellent Shiva temple. The entire temple complex is kept very clean and lush green gardens.

We were at temple around the time Aarati was to be done. The priests advised us to witness the aarati and have darshan.

After the aarati and puja, the priests did not demand any offerings.

The temple is serene, full of energy. Temples architecture is very beautiful.
If visiting Palampur area, must visit
Written 10 August 2021
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