Sidh Baba Balak Nath Cave Temple 2024

Sidh Baba Balak Nath Cave Temple 2024

Sidh Baba Balak Nath Cave Temple 2024

Sidh Baba Balak Nath Cave Temple 2024: Himachal Pradesh, known as the “Land of Gods”, boasts of many religious and historical sites. One of these religious places is the famous Baba Balak Nath Temple (Baba Balak Nath Deotsidh). Located on the hilltop of Chakmoh village in Hamirpur district of Himachal Pradesh, this temple is revered as the Divine Siddhapeetha of North India, locally known as Deotsidh.

Baba Balak Nath, a revered Hindu deity, is fervently worshiped in the North Indian states of Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Delhi, attracting countless devotees to Siddha Dham in Deotsidh.

The temple has a natural cave which is believed to be the abode of Baba Balak Nath, within which his idol is installed. Devotees offer bread made of flour, sugar/jaggery and ghee to Babaji as a symbol of their devotion. Here a goat is also offered to Babaji, which is a symbol of his love. However, the goat is not sacrificed but is nurtured.

According to belief, women go near the cave but do not enter inside.Instead of entering the cave, women take darshan from the platform in front and make wishes. Baba Ji’s celibacy is considered to be the reason behind his darshan from a distance.

However, no instructions have been issued by the Trust or the government regarding women not going into the cave. It depends on the wishes of the women whether they want to go inside or not.

There is a place “Shahtalai” about six kilometers ahead of the temple. It is believed that Babaji used to meditate at this place. It is believed about Baba Balak Nath that he has been born in all ages. They were known by different names in every era. In Sat Yuga, Babaji was known as ‘Skanda’, in Treta Yuga as ‘Kaul’ and in Dwapar Yuga as ‘Maha Kaul’.

How to reach Baba Balak Nath Deotsidh

This religious place is well connected by road to all the major cities of Himachal Pradesh and other neighboring states. One can easily reach here from major places including Hamirpur, Dharamshala, Shimla, Chandigarh by bus or taxi.

The nearest railway station is at Una, about 65 km away, while the nearest airport is at Gaggal (Kangra) near Dharamshala, about 125 km away.

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