Thursday, February 18, 2010

Trekking to Bijli Mahadev

Bijli Mahadev is the one of the oldest temple in himachal pradesh. It is situated in kullu district which is one of the most exotic tourist place in world map. Kullu valley is known as the nature paradise on the earth and in the himachal it is also known as silver valley. Kullu valley is full of apple, pine trees.Kullu is most attracted tourism hub in India.Well known tourist place manali is also in kullu.

You can reach the kullu by bus or your personal vehicle from Chandigarh and Delhi. kullu is 576 km away from the Delhi. You can also come here by air and nearest airport is bhunter.The best time to visit the temple is from March to October.

Bijli Mahdav is temple dedicated to lord Shiva.The temple is situated in the top of the hill. Bijli Mahadev is 10 km away from the kullu across the Beas river.Bijli Mahadev temple is an altitude of 2460 meter i.e. almost 8000 feet from the see level.If you like the trekking then you will enjoy it in full way. You can reach the Bijli Mahadev by 10 km mountain trekking which is little bit tough but more enjoyable. You can see the snow covered Himalaya and deep forests among the way.

From Bijli Mahadev you can see the whole kullu valley.The bijli mahadev temple is thousand year old temple. The architecture of the temple is classical and well crafted. The most attracting features of the temple is its 60 foot high staff on the top of the temple. and thus shine like a needle in the sun.It says that every year the lighting falls on the shivalinga and thus shivalinga break down into small pieces.It is believed that lord Shiva observes the all the energy discharged from the atmosphere and saves the word. The priests of the temple then collect the all shattered pieces of the shivalinga and build shivlinga again with the help of butter and satto. This cycle happens every year so this temple called Bijli Mahadev.


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