Details of these temples are given below -
Narvdeshwar Temple is situated in Sujanpur town. It was built by the queen of Maharaja Sansar Chand. Artists belonging to the court of Raja have drawn vivid and beautiful pictures pertaining to Ramayana, Mahabharata and Bhagavata Purana and also of wild animals and birds can be found here. The temple has been constructed in the open ground. There are small temples constructed around the main temple of Sun, Goddess Durga, Lord Ganesha, Laxmi Naryana and Mahishasura Mardini. The temple is over two hundred years old built in Bhitti style.
Bil-kaleshwar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva is situated at a distance of 5 kms 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' (around May-June), during the mela large number of devotees visit this place to have a glimpse of the Shivling. According to an ancient legend, the construction of this temple was started by the 'Pandavas' with the help of Lord Vishwakarma in the night during their secret exile. But the construction of the temple was abandoned by the '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.
Murli Manohar Mandir
Murli Manohar Mandir is situated in the historical chaugan of Sujanpur Tira. This temple is very old and is constructed in 'Shikar Style'. Images of Lord Krishna and Radha are placed inside the temple. 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 Maharaja Sansar Chand.
Tauni Devi Temple
The temple of goddess Tauni Devi is situated 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. People visit this place to get rid of rainy season deceases. The temple is well managed by a local committee.
Baba Balak Nath Temple
Baba Balak Nath Temple is situated in village Chakmoh of Hamirpur district. It is 45 kms from Hamirpur and is on the border of Hamirpur and Bilaspur districts. It is one of famous temples of the Northern India. Baba Balak Nath Temple 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. 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. 6 kms 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. Fairs are organized during the festival of Holi. Sunday is considered a auspicious day of Babaji and consequently attracts huge devotees on this day.
Awah-Devi Temple is situated in tehsil Bhoranj on Hamirpur- Sarkaghat road at a distance of 24 km from Hamirpur. Awah-Devi Temple is situated amidst 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 beliefs, 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 end, they were forced to place the idol at that place from where they took it. The local people worship this goddess as their ancestral goddess (Kul-devi). Every year large number of devotees visits this temple for offering prayers. According to the Ecological survey of India, this place has the maximum height in Hamirpur District.
Gasota Mahadev Temple
Shiva Mahadev temple Gasota is over 400 hundred years old and is situated at a distance of 8 km from Hamirpur. A fair is held on the 1st Monday of 'Jeshtha' month (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 the Shiva 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. The temple is managed by the local Panchayat.
Jhanyari Devi Temple
Jhanyari Devi temple is situated 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. It is a 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.
Kalanjari Devi Temple
The temple of Goddess Kalanjari Devi is situated at a distance of about 6 km from district Hamirpur. This temple is more than 200 years old. Large number of devotees visits this temple to seek the blessings of this goddess. Every year during the month of 'Asharh' (June- July) a huge fair is held here.
Gurudwara Sahib Nadaun
Gurudwara Sahib is situated at Nadaun near the bank of Beas River. This Gurudwara is managed by the Shiromani Gurudwara Management committee Amritsar, Punjab. It is a historical Gurudwara. According to history Shri Guru Gobind Singh has fought second battle of his life with Mughals. Mughals were defeated in this battle.
These are some of the very popular temples of Hamirpur District worth visiting.
(Last Updated on : 09-05-2013)
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