Miraculous Bijli Mahadev

Bijli Mahadev a sacred temple is situated about 15km away from Kullu. This 15 Km can be travelled using a cab and to reach the temple you should walk for about another 3km uphill.  The trek is a bit tiring as you have to climb stairs. But there are offroad tracks as well which is less tiring.

According to the legend, the temple got its name due to a miracle that occurs at this place. It is said that annually the “Shiva-Lingam” is struck by lightening (Bijli) and breaks into parts and the priest has to collect the pieces and join them using butter as an adhesive.

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Start
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Stairs and stairs

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Some more stairs
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View from the halfway point
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Shaded by trees
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Up, up and up!

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Sad to see things like this in such a beautiful place

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Few more meters
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Almost there

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Kullu Valley and Beas River
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Bijli Mahadev Temple

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Beas River
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Place to go on a picnic 😉
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According to our Guide – Vijay the snow capped mountains are Rohtang Pass

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Kullu Valley

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Pollution everywhere. In a way it is good to see all garbage in one place than putting it everywhere.

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