States of India
Temples In Himachal Pradesh
Bijli Mahadev Temple
It is set on a spur that offers some spectacular views. The temple is famous for its high staff that periodically draws lightning which shatters the Shivlinga and scorches the building. Using only butter as adhesive, the linga is then carefully pieced together by the temple pundit.
This is located near the Yamuna bridge. With exquisite marble work, this was built in 1889 in memory of raja Partap Chand of Kangra by his wife who originally belonged to Sirmour.
Parashurama Tal and Renuka Temple
At the base of the Renuka lake, this large pool is considered to embrace lord Parshurama, who wished too spend all eternity at his mother's feet. Reportedly built overnight by an invading force of Gurkhas in early 19th century. The original temple of Renukaji is here.
Surrounded by fields and sal trees, the linga in this temple is supposed to be steadily increasing in size. Katasan Devi Temple : Also known as Uttam Wala Bara Ban, this is on the Paonta Sahib - Nahan road. This shrine is revered by local people. At this spot, the forces of sirmour defeated the maruding armies of Ghulam Qadir Khan Rohiolla.
Basheshwar Mahadev Temple
One of the most charming temples in the Kullu valley, this is renowned for its intricate stone carvings.
Legend has it that the Devi's pindi appeared in the bag of solt brought by a local trader. The temple built by raja Deep Parkash of Sirmour in 1573.