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The big 60Ft wooden pole of deodar on the ground of Bijli Mahadev Temple is said to receive the first burns of the lightening.
The Shiva Lingam
The sacred Shiva lingam, at Bijli Mahadev Temple. It is believed that one can hear the sound of parvati river flowing if you place your ear near it.Every year thousand of people visit this place, special fair is celebrated in Shravana ( July- Aug)
Due to heavy inflow of tourist and local devotees here the entrance near the lingam is restricted.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Bijli Mahadev is one of the sacred temples of the Indian State of Himachal Pradesh. It is located at an altitude of about 2438 mts. in Kullu District. Bijli Mahadev, the temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, is located across the river Beas, nearly 10 km distance from Kullu.
Way to The Temple
The Rig-Veda has a prayer of Maharishi Vashishta to Lord Rudra to absorb the excessive electric current within himself. It is said Lord Rudra acceded and absorbed the excessive electricity current and saved mankind. According to legend this episode took place at the sangam (Confluence) of Parvati and Beas rivers. This is one of the very popular stories in the mythological background of Beas basin, in Himachal Pradesh. As expected the devotees had set up a temple and the lingam in it is named Bijleshwar Mahadev or Bijli Mahadev.
A 60 ft hight staff glistens like a silver needle in the sun. According to the historical mythological significance, it is believed that the lightening comes down in the temple and break the Shiva linga into pieces. Somehow the priest gets the information in the form of dream, while sleeping and next morning he collects all the pieces and rejoins it. Pure butter from Cow’s milk is used as adhesive for joining the broken pieces. The work of resetting the lingam is carried out in secrecy by the pujaris (priests) and the Kardars (employees) of the temple.
The Shiva linga
It is said that after completing the process, Shiva Ling regains its originality. According to the priest in the temple, Lord Shiva protects the whole world from bad events and mishappenings, by enclosing them in the form of lightening (which results in breakage of Shiva Ling), which could have made bad consequences for the future.
A panoramic view of Kullu and Parvati valleys is available from the temple site.
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Huge gathering of people from all around the world to view and experience the rath yatra
All the dieties comes to this ground before the rath yatra is started.
The Rath ( Chariot) is being pulled by the people .
The Chariot is then placed nearly 500 mtrs from the Temperary Raghunath temple for a week.