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Baijnath Paprola

the Baijnath Paprola is part of Himachal Pradesh .

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Baijnath Temple

Baijnath Temple
Made by Ankit Varshneya
The history of the temple itself is given in the two long inscriptions fixed in the walls of the mandapa of the temple. Accordingly we are told that Kiragrama (modern Baijnath) situated on the bank of the river Binduka was a part of Trigarta (the territory lying between the rivers Ravi and Satluj, roughly represented by districts of Kangra and Jalandhar) under the suzerainty of king Jayachandra, the overlord of Jalandhara. Under him a Rajanaka (local chief) Lakshmanachandra, who was matrimonially related to Jayachandra from his mother’s side, was ruling over Kiragrama. Genealogy of Lakshmanachandra is given in these inscriptions. At Kiragrama resided two brothers, Manyuka and Ahuka, sons of a merchant named Siddha. Their genealogy up to fourth generation is also mentioned in the inscriptions . They out of their devotion to Siva Vaidyanatha constructed the temple under discussion in Saka 1126 (CE 1204). They also donated a machine for extracting oil, a shop and some land in the village called Navagrama (modern Nauri near Baijnath) to the temple. The Rajanaka Lakshmanachandra and his mother also made some donations to the temple in the form of money and land respectively. The inscriptions tell us that a Sivalinga known as Vaidyanatha already existed on the spot but was without a proper house so the present temple and a porch in its front was constructed. It clearly indicates that a shrine already in existed on the spot before the construction of the present temple. What happened to the shrine in the centuries that followed is not exactly known but it appears to have continued under worship, as there is clear evidence of repairs and renovations from time to time. In the 18 th century Sansara Chandra II, the Katoch king of Kangra, carried out extensive repairs and renovations of the temple. Alexander Cunningham noticed an inscription of 1786 in the temple referring to its renovations by Sansara Chandra. An inscription on the wooden doors of the sanctum of the temple provides the date as samvat 1840 (AD 1783) that is very near to Cunningham’s date. The devastating earthquake that shook the entire region of Kangra on 4 th April 1905 also caused damage to the shrine, which has been reported by J. Ph. Vogel and has since been repaired. At present the temple is a protected monument under the Archaeological Survey of India but the performance of worship and rituals are under a local board at Baijnath with SDM as its chairman. The hereditary priests continue to get a share of the offerings.

Baijnath Temple near Palampur

Baijnath Temple near Palampur
Made by chatts
The Baijnath temple has been continuously under worship ever since its construction in 1204 A.D. www.baijnathtemple.com/

Faithfull companions!

Faithfull companions!
Made by Piyush Rai
Drummer at Baijnath Temple, near Palampur, Distt. Kangra, Himachal. The old man plays his drums (locally called nagara) within the temple courtyard.

Room

Room
Made by Dave Kleinschmidt
Taken while we were at Sherab-ling monastery for the weekend. Check out the larger sizes.

Waffy

Waffy
Made by Dave Kleinschmidt
Pronounced weifi, he followed us back to Sherab-ling where we were staying that weekend.

Morning Rose

Morning Rose
Made by Sanchit Sood
One of my favorites, rose in early morning light in a small village in Himachal.

Sharp Turns in Kangra near Baijnath

Sharp Turns in Kangra near Baijnath
Made by Munish Chandel
driving is fun on these sharp turns..even funnier when its raining.

Om-ma-ni-pa-dme-hum

Om-ma-ni-pa-dme-hum
Made by Dave Kleinschmidt
This ceiling fan accumulates SO much merit.

Sherab-ling

Sherab-ling
Made by Dave Kleinschmidt
Check out the larger sizes.

IMG_02581

IMG_02581
Made by DC84
storm clouds over Baijnath

On way to Dharamsala

On way to Dharamsala
Made by David Humble
Saivite Vaidyanath Temple

IMG_02571

IMG_02571
Made by DC84
Baijnath Temple



Nearest places of interest:

Tira Sujanpur
dekha
Baijnath Temple
GPS Baijnath (B)
  Bara Bhangal
Village LARANKELO
"Crest-Nest"Paprola
Palampur

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