Bhootnath Temple Mandi

There are many such religious places in Himachal Pradesh. Which is a very famous and popular place due to its artistry and historical significance. One such temple is situated in Mandi district Bhootnath , which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This religious place is one of the famous temples of Himachal Pradesh. Along with Bhootnath, there are temples of Panchavaktar (name of Lord Shiva), Ardhanarishwar in the mandi. Who prove that the practice of Shaivism was practiced here. The festival of Shivaratri in Mandi is also celebrated with great fervor at present.

Shiva marriage i.e. Mahashivratri continues for a week or ten days in Mandi. A grand fair is organized here on this occasion. In which the surrounding gods are also present here along with their devotees.

Attainment of Shivling

According to historical beliefs, Ajbar Sen described a bovine personally milking a specific stone in a forest. It is said that Lord Shiva showed him in the imagination of the king. And he asked Ajbar Sen to evacuate the Shiva Linga at the site. After that, when the king excavated in that place, he got the Shivling during the excavation, during that time the king established a temple in this place. Since then, every year, on Shivaratri, we worship Lord Shiva with great pomp and show. You can visit this religious place at any time of the year. This place is only 17 km away from Mandi district.

How to reach Bhootnath Temple Mandi

By Train:- Mandi has no railway station of its own and the nearest railway house is situated in Joginder Nagar which is nearly 55 km away from Mandi. You may also choose to go to Chandigarh Railway Station or Kalka by broad gauge train which are connected by regular bus and taxi services.

By Road:- Mandi by road is one of the most suitable option. It is approachable by road from Shimla, Chandigarh, Pathankot and Delhi.

By Air:- The nearest airport to Mandi is the Kullu Airport at Bhuntar, at a distance of about 60 km from Mandi city. From Delhi, flights to Kullu take about 90 minutes.

Bhoothnath temple is 17 Km away from mandi.

Content last updated in December 2019


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