The adobe of snow and the home to entire natural beauty, Himachal Pradesh has always been a shining star on Indian tourism map for a number of renowned shrines, monasteries and a number of other pilgrimages. Baijnath temple Palampur in Himachal Pradesh is also one of the major shrines and a famous pilgrimage in the state where devotees from different corners come to pay homage to Lord Shiva.
The most amazing statue of Lord Shiva is the main attractions where devotees have a deep enthusiasm to come and pay home in Baijnath temple Himachal Pradesh. Located amid lush greenery in most serene environment, Baijnath temple is only 16 km from the main town of Palampur in the Beas valley. Here the homage is paid to Vaidyanath or the lord of physicians, one of the different forms of Lord Shiva.
As far as the history is concerned, the temple has been in worship since 1204 AD. There is an amazing story about the temple. It is said that king Ravana had worshipped Lord Shiva in this temple and had sacrificed his head ten times at a place marked out in the temple. And people are still following the same traditions and it is said that during Dussehra, people here don't organize festivals as they keep away of celerbation of Dussehra. People here think that they can offend Lord Shiva to celebrate the death of his devotees.
Temple holds the inscriptions on the stone slabs of the temple that remarks that in the 9th century two local merchants laid down first of all. According to locals, date of inscription though given in two earns named Saptrarshi and Saka. However, it was renovated by King Sansar Chand in 19th century.
This famous temple is in Shikhara style and the main dome is in the center of the complex of gardens, lawns and pathways in a single walled courtyard. The exquisitely carved floral patterns and images of deities at outer walls of the temple, sanctum of temple that is 8 feet inside and 18 feet outside, crowned by conical spire, Baijnath temple Palampur attractions are really mind-blowing. On the other hand, nicely carved statues that also present peculiar features of Lord Shiva's vehicles, Nandi Bull and small human figure holding Nandi's tail are also center of attractions in them.