Baijnath temple is the most amazing monuments of the Bias valley. The village is located 23 miles east of Nagarkot. It is near the Mandi border and on the main road which guides from the Punjab plains during Lahul, Kangra, Kulu and Ladakh to Central Asia and consists of an adytum or puri, 8 sq.ft. inside and 18 sq.ft.outside, prevailed by a spire of the regular conical shape, and a mandapa, 20 sq.ft.inside, covered with a low pyramid shaped roof.
Baijnath temple is a small township in the Dhauladhar range of western Himalayas. It is located at Palampur 16 km in the Kangra District of Himachal Pradesh. It is well-known for thirteen century temple devoted to Siva as Vaidyanath, ‘the Lord of physicians’. The current name Baijnath became well-liked after the temple name. The town is situated on the left bank of the river Binwa. It is a stream of river Beas.
Architecture of Baijnath Temple
The temple of Baijnath is built in the Nagri style. The temple of roof is in the pyramid shape with 2.5 square meters from inside and about covering the area of 5.5 square meters from outside the temple places. The temple of Mandap (conical shaped dome) obtains support from the 4 artistic large pillars. This temple is an only example of architect of Kangra.
In 1204 AD, Raja Sansar Chand was built in the Bajinath Temple. The temple is located at Kangara a distance of 36 km east. Lord Shiva temple is situated on the stretch of Mandi in Palampur road. The Lord Shiva temple is well-known for the Linga. Every year the Baijnath temple is a lot of devotees to get blessing from Lord. During the March visit to tourist to this sacred temple of Bajinath to enjoy the bright festival of ‘Shivrati’.
Baijnath Temple – Shivratri Festival
Baijnath temple is also known as ‘Shivratri Festival’. In the March, the festival is renowned to mark the marriage ceremony of Lord Shiva. During this festival number of pilgrims turned up. The year, on this favorable day, it is the Lord Shiva married to Goddess Parvati. The festival is renowned all through the night includes of several ceremonies and rituals. Here every year a 5 day state level function is held on Maha Shivratri.
How to reach
The temple is accessible by road from Kangra, Palampur, Dharamsala and all the main cities of Himachal Pradesh. Tourist can use private taxis and get state transport buses.