Nandi, Lord Shiva’s vaahana is invariably depicted in sitting posture in all Shiva temples around the world. The Baijnath Temple in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh the Nandi is in standing posture. This temple is about 8 or 9 centuries old and houses a Swayambhu linga. It is situated on the banks of river Binwa with a breathtaking view of the Dhauladhar range of the Himalayas.
It is situated in a well-known highland resort. The Baijnath temple was built in 1204 AD by the two local businessmen Ahuk and Mnyuk; it is a significant tourist destination in Palampur and is 16 kilometres away from the outside town. Construction is always going on at the location of the Lord Shiva temple.
22 kilometres separate Chamunda Devi Temple from the renowned Palampur Shiva Temple. People travel great distances to see the Baijnath Temple, which is significant for religious faith. This temple invites devotees from all over India, and a sizable number of pilgrims visit from abroad due to tourism.
One of the greatest ancient Shiva temples is situated in the Dhauladhar Himalayan mountain ranges amid lovely green valleys. A follower of Shiva listens to the religious tales. To identify anybody who resembles a typical Shivling, it is inserted in the lingam. But it offers devotees a special touch. Because he fills the lingam that she worshipped, Ravana is revered by Shiva’s fervent followers. The lingam was something Lanka Ravana supposedly intended to take with him.
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