|The Baijnath Temple|
The present temple is a beautiful example of the early medieval north Indian temple architecture known as Nagara style of temples. The Svayambhu form of Sivalinga is enshrined in the sanctum of the temple that has five projections on each side and is surmounted with a tall curvilinear Shikhara.
|View of the Temple|
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
|Beautiful Structure of the Temple|
In order to enter the temple, one has to cross the vestibule that has a large 'Mandap' in the centre and two huge balconies on either side.
|The Large "Mantap" in the Temple|
The temple has fortifications, leaving space for two entrances in the north and the south. Just before the Mandapa, there is small porch placed on four columns. Here, a huge image of Nandi [the bull of Lord Shiva] is placed. The door leading to the sanctum is speckled with many images of artistic nature.
|Bells inside the Temple|
|The Sawan Monday Festival being observed for ShivaLinga|
|"Kali Mata" on the Walls of the Temple|
Besides the shrine of Lord Shiva, there are many other small shrines dedicated to Gods and Goddesses. In the early 20th century, the temple was suffered from an earthquake. Raja Sansar Chand made an effort to renovate the temple after the calamity. The temple complex acquires lush green gardens, which makes a perfect foreground to the ancient and unique structure of this temple. Baijnath temple is considered as a part of Indian Heritage, so security arrangements are made here to avoid any unwanted element.
|"Shivrathri" Celebrations in Baijnath Temple|
|Imposing Structure of the Temple|