Author: P.C.Roy Choudary
The District Gazetteer of Kangra has the following observations
regarding the Baijnath Temple : *
One of the most remarkable monuments of the
Bias valley is the temple of Baijnath. The village of that name is situated 23 miles east
of Nagarkot, as the crow flies, close to the Mandi border and on the main road which leads
from the Punjab plains through Kangra, Kulu, Lahul, and Ladakh to Central Asia.
Baijnath is in reality the appellation of
the chief temple dedicated to SivaVaidyanatha ("Lord of Physicians") which has
know the Village itself. The original name of the village was Kiragrama.The Baijnath
temple is orientated due west. It consists of a puri or adytum, 8 feet square inside and
18 feet outside, surmounted by a spire of the usual conical shape, and cf a mandapa or
front hall, 20 feet square inside, covered with a low pyramid shaped roof.