Temple of Gharib Nath, tahsil Paonta, has a large number of worshippers. It is
believed that if a woman, who is barren or whose children die in infancy, bathes in the
water of these wells, she is cured of sterility. The effect is supposed to be more certain
if the husband himself draws the water. The woman herself, while on her return after the
sacred bath, must not live, eat or cook in any one else's house, lest she transfers her
own defects of sterility etc. to the inmates of that house.
The priest performs Puja twice daily. He visits
the temple morning and evening, washes the idols, burns incense, lights a lamp of pure
ghee and then retires to his house ensuring that the fire that he leaves behind in the
"Dhuni" (fire place), existing adjacent to the shrine, is strong enough not to
go out before he returns the next day. Animal sacrifice is not offered.
Only 'Parsad of Halwa' (sweet dish) forms the
offering. People visit this temple from far and near in order to deliver their offerings
of thanks giving for the fulfillment of their wishes. The residents of bhivpur and
surrounding villages, at each harvest, offer some food grains in the temple, which the
priest takes away to his house for his consumption and also for meeting the temple