Bhootnath Temple is an ancient temple located in the Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh. Mandi is also known as Chhoti Kashi. Because there are many temples of Lord Shiva here. The Bhootnath temple is also dedicated to Lord Shiva. Bhootnath temple is called the presiding deity of the Mandi district. This temple was built by Raja Ajbar Sen in Shikhar style. There is a huge crowd of devotees in this temple every year during Shivarati. The tradition of offering butter on the Shivling starts a week in advance in the temple. In this month, more than a quintal of butter is offered to Lord Shiva, and different forms are decorated with butter every day.
Bhootnath Temple Mandi
The city of Mandi was earlier on the other side of the Beas River. Which is now also known as Purni Mandi. Earlier there used to be a very dense forest here. The cow of a Brahmin of Mandi used to come to this dense forest daily and leave all her milk in one place. One day that Brahmin and Raja Ajbar Sen followed that cow and reached the place where the cow used to leave her milk. He saw that scene with his own eyes and went away. The same night the king got the order to build the temple in his dream. And the king got the Baba Bhootnath temple built during his reign in 1527 CE. And only after that, the new Mandi City was also established.
Hotels in Mandi Himachal Pradesh
The most popular hotel to stay at in Mandi is the Hotel Valley View This is a 4-star hotel. The hotel is located on NH-21, 7 Km before Mandi Town. The distance between Hotel Valley View to Bhootnath Temple is 9.1 km. And the distance of Bhootnath Temple from Hotel Valley View is 9.1 km. can be arranged in a cab in 20 minutes. And the regent palm hotel is also the closest hotel in Boothnath temple. This is a 5-star hotel which is located near Kargil Park, Seri Bazar, Bhagwan Muhalla, Samkhetar, Mandi. The distance between the regent palm hotel to Bhootnath Temple is 550.0 m(via NH3 and Samkhetar Road).
How to Reach Bhootnath Temple in Mandi
The best time to visit this temple is from March to May and October to November. The temple remains open from 5 a.m. to 9:45 p.m. To reach Bhootnath temple by air the nearest airport is Bhuntar Airport which is located in Kullu District. And the nearest railway station is Joginder Nager railway station. If you travel by road then Mandi district is well connected by road to every district of Himachal and every state of India. The distance from Mandi Bus Stand to Bhootnath Temple is 950.0 meters. You can also cover it on foot in about 15 minutes. You can also take local auto rickshaws from outside the bus stand.