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Bhutnath-Triloknath-Panchvaktra-Mahamritunjya-Maa Tarna-Ganpati- Bhima Kaali - Other Temples

Bhootnath TempleBhutnath Temple:The temple, located in the heart of the town was buit by Raja Ajber Sen in 1527 AD. The temple is devoted to Lord Shiva and was built at the time when State Capital was shifted from Bhiuli to present place.There is tradition of Raj Madhav Rao, the deity who ruled the Mandi state, visiting the temple and offer prayers before starting the procession of Shivratri Fair alongwith all the visiting hill deities.
Trilokinath TempleTrilokNath Temple: The temple of Triloknath was built by Sultan Devi, queen of Raja Ajber Sen in 1520 AD. Temple houses the   three-faced image of Lord Shiva and is located in Purani Mandi across Victoria Bridge on Mandi Pathankot National Highway.Trilokinath temple is one of the oldest temples in the town with typical architecture and sculptural artistry Idols of Narda and Sharda and many Hindu gods are also worshipped alongwith the main deity Trilokinath.Top
Panchvaktra TemplePanckVaktra Temple: Situated at the confluence of Beas and Suketi rivers the Panchvaktra temple houses the five-faced image of Lord Shiva.Built in Shikhara style of architecture the temple has been taken over by Archeological Survey of India and declared as national heritage monument.
Mahamritunjya MaharajMahamritunjya Temple: Situated in the heart of the town, this temple houses the image of Lord Shiva with his third eye and the lotus posture in meditative contemplation. The four arms of Shiva with usual symbols and right lower hand in   'Bhumisparsha mudra',lower left hand holding 'Kamandal' right upper hand raised in benediction and upper left hand holding 'amritkalasha' - all create the mystique of the rare charm and beauty of Mahamritunjaya Shiva. Top
Tarna TempleTarna Mata Temple: Built by king Shyam Sen at the top of hill named as Tarna Hill, at an altitude of 300 feet above sea level. Temple house the image of Godess Kaali, Lord Shiva and others.There about 305 stairs path to the temple from main bazar.

Shidh GanpatiGanpati Temple:Temple of Siddha Ganapati, son of Lord Shiva, is located near the Regional Hospital in Mandi town and houses the image of Lord Ganesha.Temple used to be seat of tantrik sadhana of Raja Siddha Sen who built the temple.In Hindu way of life, before starting any auspicious celebration, image of Ganesha is worshipped.Top

Bhimakali TempleBhima Kaali Temple: This temple is located on the bank of Beas river near Beas Sadan on Mandi Pathankot National highway.

Other Temples: Mandi district has numberless temples of various deities where hill people offer regular prayers. Besides many temples in Mandi town there are few more prominent temples   worth visiting such as, Magru Mahadev in Chhatri, 155 kms. , Mahun Nag, 130 kms., Mamleshwar Mahadev, 132 kms., Kamaksha Devi,136 kms., Balak Rupi- 63 kms., besides Naina Devi - 33 kms., Padama Sambhava Cave and Gurudwara  at Rewalsar and Kamru Nag. Among others Gurudawara of Mandi town is also one of the holiest shrines where personal belongings of 10th Guru of sikhs Sh.Guru Gobind Singh are preserved.

 

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