Temples in the Hamirpur District

Narvdeshwar Temple:  narvdNarvdeshwar Temple is situated in the Sujanpur town.  It was got built by the chief queen of Maharaja Sansar Chand. Artists belonging to the court of Raja has drawn vivid and beautiful pictures pertaining to Ramayana, Mahabharta & Bhagwat Puran and also of wild animals and birds.  The temple has been constructed in the open ground. There are small temples constructed around the main temple of Sun, Durga, Ganesh, Laxmi Naryana and Mahisasur Mardini. The temple is over two hundred years old built in Bhitti style.

Bil-kaleshwar Temple:  This temple of God Shiva is situated at a distance of 5 km on the Nadaun- Sujanpur road at the meeting place of Beas river and Kunah Khad. This temple is about more than 400 years old. In the month of ‘Baishakh’ ( May-June), during the mela large number of devotees visit this place to have a glimpse of Shivling. According to the ancient grape-vine, the construction of this temple was started by the ‘Pandavas’ of ‘Mahabharatha’ fame with the help of Vishva-Karma in the night during their secret exile. But the construction of the temple was abandon by ‘Pandavas’ as they were spotted by the local people. Later on, this temple was constructed by the King of Katoch dynasty. This pilgrimage place is considered as sacred as Haridwar in Uttaranchal. The people who are unable to visit Haridwar, immerse the mortal remains of their relatives, in the sacred water of this place.

Murli Manohar Mandir:  It is situated in the historical chowgan of Sujanpur Tira.  This temple is very old and is constructed in "Shikar Style". Images of Lord Krishna and Radha are placed in it. The wood work is covered with sculpture of unique scenes. There is an open courtyard near the temple where images of different Gods and Goddesses are placed. This temple was constructed during the reign of Maharaj Sansar Chand.


Tauni-Devi Temple:  The temple of goddess Tauni- Devi is situated on the Hamirpur- Awah devi road at a distance of  about 12 km from Hamirpur. The temple is more than 200 years old and a fair is held during the month of Asharh (June- July). A large number of people visit this temple during the fair. This goddess is considered as the sister of goddess Durga. People visit this place to get rid of rainy season deceases. The temple is well managed by a local committee.

Baba Balak Nath:  bbn-vlThis temple is situated in village Chakmoh of district Hamirpur. It is 45 Kilometers from Hamirpur and is on the border of Hamirpur and Bilaspur districts. It is one of famous temples of the Northern India. It is situated on the top of a magnificent hill. There is a cave carved out of a rock which is stated to be the abode of Babaji. An idol of Babaji is placed in this cave. The devotees offer ‘Rot’ prepared with floor and Sugar / Gur at the altar of Babaji. Some of the devotees offer goats. Entry of females in the cave is forbidden. There is a raised platform just opposite to the cave from where the females can have ‘Darshan’ of Babaji. Six kilometers from this temple, there is a place called Shah-talai where Baba is said to have practiced penance. There is a trust namely ‘Sidh Baba Balak Nath Temple Trust’ that keeps a watch on the functioning of the temple. ‘Mela’s are organized during Holi festival. Sunday is considered auspicious day of Babaji and consequently attracts huge devotees on this day.

Awah-Devi Temple: The temple Jalpa Devi (Awah Devi) is situated in tehsil Bhoranj on Hamirpur- Sarkaghat road at a distance of 24 km from Hamirpur. Mandir is situated in the beautiful surrounding on the top of a hill. This place serves as a well known junction because roads coming from Bilaspur, Mandi, Kangra and Una pass through this place. This temple is over 250 years old and is managed by a local committee. As per the local story, the people of Mandi district wanted to carry the idol of goddess to their place. While they were carrying the idol to their place, they lost their eyesight. When they turned back, their eyesight was re-stored. At the last they were forced to place the idol at that place from where they were taken it. Since then, the local people have de-faith in the goddess. Most of the people worship this goddess as their ancestral goddess (Kul-devi). Every year large number of devotees visit this temple and pray for fulfilling their wishes.  Ecological survey of India, has chosen this place ( hill of temple ) as maximum height for the District Hamirpur.

Gasota Mahadev Temple:  Shiv Mahadev temple Gasota is over 400 hundred years old and is situated on Hamirpur- Jahoo road at a distance of  8 km from Hamirpur.   A fair is held on 1st Monday of ‘Jeshtha’  month (last May) every year. This fair is also known by the name of cattle fair Gasota. People and traders visit this place during mela to have glimpse of Shiv- linga and for selling and buying of cattle. This is very beautiful place. Natural water streams flow on both sides of the temples which adds to its beauty. A cow shed and inn has been built in the temple complex to facilitate visitors. The temple is managed by the local panchayat.

Jhanyari Devi Temple:  Jhanyari devi (Durga) temple is situated on the Hamirpur- Nadaun road at a distance of 6 km from Hamirpur. This temple is more than 200 years old and is managed by a local committee. Every year on the eve of ‘Jeshth- Shukla’ ‘ashtami’ a fair is held here.  During this period local people and people from off places visit this temple. It is historical temple because it is said that king of Katoch Dynasty used to worship this Goddess as kul- devi (ancestral goddess). According to the old saying, the Goddess directed king belonging to Katoch Dynasty in the dream to establish here a temple within his temple complex. The king went to bring the idol of goddess accompanied by a huge procession with a palanquin (palki). When the procession reached the destination and placed the palanquin on the earth to fetch the idol of Goddess. But when they started lifting palanquin, they could not do so as its weight increased enormously. As a result  of that the procession along with the king had to stay there. During the night in the dream the goddess told the king that once palanquin is lifted to fetch the goddess, it should not be placed on land. Hence the idol should be established at the same place where the present temple is located.

Kalanjari Devi: The temple of mother Kalanjari devi is situated on the Hamirpur- Awah devi road at a distance of about 6 km from district Hamirpur. This temple is more than 200 years old. Large number people and saints visit this temple to seek the blessings of this goddess. Every year during the month of ‘Asharh’ (June- July) a huge fair is held here. A large number of people visit this temple in the hope of that their wishes will be fullfilled by the goddess.

Gurudwara sahib Nadaun:  Shri Gurudwara Saheb10th Patshahi is situated at Nadaun in District Hamirpur at a very beautiful place at the bank of Beas river. This Gurudwara is managed by the Shiromani Gurudwara Management committee Amritsar, Punjab. There exists proper arrangement for the comfortable stay for the visitors at this place. It is a historical Gurudawara. According to history Shri Guru Gobind Singh has fought second battle of his life which he has described in 10th Granth ‘Nadaun Jang’. The battle was fought on 4th April 1891. The first battle was fought between Shri Guru Gobind  Singh and king of Bilaspur near Bhagani Pavnta Saheb. Second battle was fought by Shri Guru Gobind Singh ji  with Mughals on the invitation of leader of hilly king Shri Bhim Singh king of Bilaspur. Guru Gobind Singh came to fight the battle along with a group of 500 Sikhs with Mughals lead by Alfa Khan Hussain. Mughals were defeated in this battle. Shri Guru Gobind Singh stayed at this place for eight days after the battle.

Peer- Saheb Grave :  Peer Saheb Grave is situated at a distance of 1 and ½ km away from Nadaun sub-division on the way of Nadaun- Hoshiarpur road at village ‘Bharmoti’, tehsil Nadaun district Hamirpur. This grave is 30 km away from Hamirpur. According to the local history, Sai Fazal Shah was very popular saint for this area. People have  their blind faith upon him as he left his number of  mysterious things during his life, by which he became very popular amongst people. A large ‘Bhandara’  is organized in the last month of ‘Magh’ (2nd  week of February). A wrestling competition is also organized here. King of Katoch Dynasty Sansar Chand was also very much impressed by his mystery. Sansar Chand king of Katoch Dynasty had constructed a grave here.


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