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Baijnath Temple

Pathankot-Chakki-Manali National Highway No. 20, Baijnath, India
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Type: Religious Sites
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

An Archaeologically important site, its well preserved. its one of 12 Jyotirlinga and that's why its shocking that there is no one around. Only one small flower shop. 2 priests. No one to ask for any money. No one except some local students. Is this really one of 12 Jyotirlinga??

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Baijnath is famous for its 13th-century temple dedicated to Shiva . Originally known as Kiragrama, the town lies on the Pathankot-Mandi highway almost midway between Kangra and Mandi. The present name Baijnath became popular after the name of the temple. The town is located on the left bank of the river Binwa, a corrupt form of ancient Binduka, a tributary... More

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Dehradun, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Baijnath is a town in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. It is about 50 kilometres from Dharamshala which is the district headquarters.The very famous ancient temple of Lord Shiva (Baijnath) is situated here which is believed to be one of twelve jyotirlingas according to popular legends also giving the town its name . The temple attracts a large number of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

Very old small temple. Not much crowd. Easy to reach. Must visit because its very beautifully carved out of stones. Historical importance becoz it is one of the jyotirlings.

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Faridabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We visited the temple during our stay in Palampur. A auto will take you there from Palampur in about 30 mins. Built completely of stone, more than 1000 years ago, this temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It holds one of the twelve jyotirlings found across India. The temple is small but beautiful and the carvings completely 'starable' and clickable.... More

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Baijnath. A quiet town on the Pathankot Manali Highway, known for the oldest temple of Lord Shiva. The story behind the temple is what attracted me to it, but it was well worth the visit. There was no great rush, and we could pay our obeisance in peace. The temple heavily patronized during Shivratri. Sure that parking would also be... More

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Vadodara, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Very important temple for Lord Shiva followers. The temple is very beautiful. It was very windy when we visited. Better to keep your woolens on.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

The Architecture of temple is same as that of Kedarnath temple and you can compare the pictures of both. It is on a hill top overlooking the river. Magnificent view. Lovely place to spend some time soul searching. While coming back you can buy some good tea from various cooperative society, nice aroma and nice taste if you enjoy black... More

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

The temple complex is really very beautiful. Simple yet serene offering beautiful views. This is the temple where Ravan did verious rituals and pleased Lord Shiva. The architecture of the temple is typical Himalayan one. An hour or so drive from Dharamshala. very near to Palampur. must visit

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Lucknow, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

1.A temple complex dedicated to Lord Shiva the ancient God. 2.Conveniently located and connected by road and hill-train(narrow gauge). 3.Architecture is essentially the same as in Lingaraj Temple(Bhubaneshwar) and Vishwanath Temple(Kashi). 4. You can perform puja in the absence of noise and feel blissful. 5.The drinking-water is kept in mud pots not only quenches the thirst but it satiates us... More

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