Baijnath Temple is a revered shrine of Himachal Pradesh. Located at a distance of 16 kms from Palampur in the Beas valley, Baijnath Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. According to the inscriptions on the walls, Baijnath Mandir was built by the two native merchants by the name of Ahuka and Manyuka in 1204 A.D. In the porch of the temple, the two long inscriptions state that before the present temple, there was a shrine of Lord Shiva at the same spot.
The structure of this temple gives the hints of the early medieval North Indian style of architecture. This type of structure used to be known as 'Nagara' style of temple. The architectural style has been imbibed from Orissan style, which is very much unique in the state of Himachal Pradesh. The exterior walls of the temple have numerous alcoves with images of gods and Goddesses from the Hindu pantheon.
The water of this temple is believed to contain medicinal properties, which can cure diseases of people. Due to this reason too, Baijnath Temple receives thousands of people every year. Shivratri is the major festival that is observed at this temple with full gusto and fervor. Devotees visit the temple during this time to seek the blessings from the God.
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Periko (1389) 2013-10-19 14:59
This architectural style is interesting. Great light and good exposure.
jmdias (48373) 2013-11-24 0:46
marvelous angle catching well the structure of the temple and its fabulous architecture and texture. nice job with excellent quality.
- Copyright: Mrityunjoy Chatterjee (mrichat) (1361)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-09-24
- Categories: Architecture, Ruins
- Camera: CANON EOS 550D, EF S18-55 IS
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/125 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2013-10-19 4:35