Bijli Mahadev Temple is located at an altitude of 2,460 meters in Kashawari village of Kullu Valley, Himachal Pradesh. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Bijli Mahadev Temple is one of the ancient temples of Himachal Pradesh India. This temple is situated at a distance of about 25 kilometers from Kullu City. This temple is made in Kath Kuni style. The confluence of rivers Beas and Parvati is visible from this temple.
History of Bijli Mahadev Temple
People believe that this temple was built after killing a demon named Kulant. The demon was killed by Lord Shiva. This demon wanted to submerge the Ghati by stopping the care of the Beas River. The demon had taken the form of a crocodile for this. Lord Shiva came here to save the people living here from the demon. He asked the demon to turn back as his tail was on fire. As soon as Kulant Namak Rakshas turned back, Lord Shiva killed him with his trident. The mountain on which the Bijli Mahadev Temple is now built is said to have been built from the body of a dead demon. Lightning strikes this temple every twelve years.
Local people believe that after the death of the demon, Lord Shiva went to Lord Inder Dev and asked him to strike the temple with lightning after every twelve years. People believe that Lord Shiva did not want his devotees to be harmed by lightning. That’s why lightning strikes his idol after every twelve years. And the idol completely shatters. Due to this, the priests of the temple make idols by joining the pieces with butter the next day. And this statue becomes new in a few days.
How to Reach Bijli Mahadev From Kullu
To reach Bijli Mahadev temple by air the nearest airport is Bhunter Airport. And by train, the nearest Railway station is the Joginder Nagar railway station. By road, you can take any bus to the Kullu bus stand. And from the Kullu bus stand to Chansari village bus can take a cab here. The trek to Bijli Mahadev starts from Chansari village which takes about 2 hours to cover.