Baba Balak Nath Deotsidh Temple In Hamirpur

It is 46-50 km from Hamirpur. The original place or worship of Baba is a cave. The entrance to the cave has been modified as Shikhar style temple. There is also an ancient temple of Radha-Krishana here besides Bhritrihati Mandir and Math Sthal. It is the most notable shrine of Hamirpur District and is one of the most famous pilgrim - center of North Indian Hill State Himachal Pradesh i.e. the God’s own land. The Ancient Cave and temple architecture graces the Deot Sidh in Hamirpur District. Lakhs of devotees from India and abroad visit this temple to reinforce their firm faith in the "Siddha Tradition".

It is situated on the border of Bilaspur (70 Kms), also well connected by roads from all sides. During Navratras, there is a continuous stream of visitors to receive blessings of the Baba. Government makes arrangements for stay in tented colonies and provides water, toilets and other essential services. Additional accommodation and installation of rope way to Shah-Talai is expected to attract more tourists.

Baba Balak Nath Ji is a Punjabi and Hindu deity worshipped in the northern Indian states of Punjab and Himachal Pradesh. His shrine is known as "Deotsidh". Baba Balak Nath ji's Temple is situated at the village of Chakmoh in the district of Hamirpur on the hill top, in a natural cave carved in the hills, considered to be the abode of Baba. An Idol-Image of Baba is placed in the cave. The devotees offer rot, which is prepared with flour and gur at the altar of Baba. Goats are also offered to Babaji as a gesture for his love. Goats are not slaughtered though,  rather they are being fed and taken care of. The entry of women devotees is prohibited in the cave. However, there is a raised platform just opposite to the cave from where the women can have Darshan of the Babaji's Idol. Just 4 kilometers ahead of the Deot-Sidh Temple is a small town named "Shah-talai”. It is situated about 55 km off-road Bilaspur on Bhager-Badser road. Baba Balak Nath’s worship and grazing Mata Ratno’s cattle’s, later returning her mattress of Chach-it got famous by the name of Chahtalai which later turned to Shahtalai, where Babaji is said to have practiced Dhyana meditation.

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