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Baijnath Temple

Baijnath Temple in Palampur

The Shiva temple at Baijnath is one of the most remarkable monuments of the Kangra valley. Ancient name of this town was 'Kigarama'. Baijnath got its name from Shiva Vaidyanatha. The temple consists of an 'Adytum' surrounded by a spire of the usual conical shape with a 'Mandap' covered with a low pyramid shaped roof. The 'Adytum' contains the Lingam. There is fine sculpture work associated with Ravana, who worshipped Shiva at this spot and gained immortality. Shivratri of Baijnath is a well attended fair.

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Himachal Pradesh, India
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76.6455523°N, 32.0508300°E
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Overall Rating:4.6

  '5' out of 5
"Ancient temple of Lord Shiva associated with Hindu Mythological Character "Ravan " .As mentioned in the Hindu Mythological Great Epic "Ramayana". It is said that, the Shiv Ling Placed over here is being carried out by the "Ravan " to his kingdom Shree Lanka. While he was carrying the Shiv Ling in the way , he had to stopped for a while to answer nature's call and he placed the Shiv ling over this place on the bank of river Binva . After doing all he tried to lift it again to carry on his way but as it was fixed by the destiny , The Ravan could not succeeded to lift it & carry to his Kingdom & It remained as it is since then at this place . Jai Shankar Ki"
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"jai bhole shankar "
  '5' out of 5
"This is a truly unique place. An ancient rock cut temple of Lord Shiva. Awesome views of the valley from here. Very beautiful and serene. A must visit."
  '5' out of 5
""Bom Bom Bhole""
  '5' out of 5
"Good old shiva and nandi temple. Must visit place."

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