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Temples & Legends of Himachal Pradesh
Index Of Himachal Pradesh Author
Introduction Background
Kulu - Manali Shyama Kali Temple
Manali Mandi
The Ardhanari Temple, Mandi Buddha Temple
Bijli Mahadev Idol Worship
Hidimba Banasur
Basishta Chamba
Kangra Area Manikaran
Bajreshwari Devi Chintpurni Devi Temple
Baijnath Temple Baglamukhi Deity And Her Temple
Chamunda Nandikeshwar Bilasur
Kinnaur Lahul   And Spiti
Wall Paintings Sirmur
Nath Temple  
Major Sections
Temples & Legends Of India
Andhrapradesh
Maharastra
Kerala
Himachal Pradesh
Tamilnadu

Bengal

Assam
Bihar
Somanatha

BILASPUR

Probably the martial spirit of the people of this district (a large number of Bilaspur men always join the Police and the Army) and the Princely house popularized this particular deity.

Lord Siva in His many manifestations has also a very great hold on the people of Bilaspur. There are a large number of Siva temples with symbols of the different manifestations of Lord Siva. The usual is, the lingam in a yoni and with the vehicle Nandi. Most of the popular Siva temples are at Tikri near Panjgain, Dhuni Paujail, Makri, Kheri, Saloa, Malokhar and Tobassangwana (all in tahsil Sadr).

The Devi cult is also very popular and the Goddess is known as Naina Devi, Badol Devi, Hari Devi, Bhagwati Devi etc. There is Devi a temple distributed all over the district as mentioned before. The Naina Devi temples in Sadr tahsil are the most popular.

There is a legend about the Devi temple at Jamthal which may be mentioned here :-

A weaver was working in a field when he suddenly struck an idol with his hoe. The idol started bleeding. The weaver was terrified and felt pangs of inner pains for what he had done. The Devi then appeared and asked him not to worry and, as an atonement, to build a temple to her in this village.

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