Baba Balaknath temple is located in Deot sidh village of Hamirpur district in Himachal Pradesh. Baba Balaknath ji worshiped in the northern Indian states of Punjab and Himachal Pradesh. Puja/Aarti is done two times a day and prasad or bhog is offered to all devotees in Shri Baba Balaknath ji temple after completion of Aarti.
Baba Balaknath Cave


Shrine of Baba Balaknath is situated on a hill-top in village Chakmoh at 45 kms from Hamirpur and is near Hamirpur and Bilaspur both districts. Baba Balaknath temple has natural cave carved in hills and considered as residence of Baba Balaknath ji.

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Birth-story as Sidh
The most popular story about the birth of Baba Balak Nath as 'sidh-purush' is associated with the Amar Katha of Lord Shiva. It is said that Lord Shiva was sharing the Amar Katha with Goddess Parwati in the cave of Amarnath, and Goddess Parvati fell asleep.. A kid-parrot was there in the cave and he was listening the entire story and was making noise of 'yes' ("hmm..").
When the story finished, Lord Shiva found Goddess Parwati sleeping and so he understood that someone else had heard the story. He became very angry and threw his Trishul on the kid-parrot. The kid-parrot escaped from there to save his life and Trishul followed him.
In the way, the wife of Rishi Vyas was yawning. The kid-parrot entered her stomach through her mouth. The Trishul stopped, as it was unreligious to kill a lady. When Lord Shiva knew all this he also came there and narrated his problem to Rishi Vyas. Rishi Vyas told him that he should wait there and as the kid-parrot would come out, he could kill him.
 Lord Shiva stood there for a very long time but the kid-parrot did not come out. As Lord Shiva stood there, the whole universe got disordered.. Then all the Lords met Sage Narada and requested him to request Lord Shiva to save the world.. Then Narada came to Lord Shiva and prayed him to leave his anger as the child had already heard the Amar Katha and so now he had become immortal and now nobody could kill him.
Baba Balaknath Temple

 Listening to this, Lord Shiva told the kid-parrot to came out and in return the kid-parrot demanded a blessing from him. Lord Shiva accepted that and the kid-parrot prayed that as he comes out as a man, any other child who gets birth at the same time would be granted all kind of knowledge and would be immortal. As Lord Shiva accepted this, a divine baby come out from the mouth of Rishi Vyas. He prayed Lord Shiva and got his blessings. This divine baby was called Sukhdev Muni later. The other babies who got birth at that time were famous as Nau Nath and Chaurasi Sidh. One of them was Baba Balak Nath.
Connection With Lord Shiva in Dwapar Yug 
It is believed about Baba Balak Nath that he takes birth in every age (yug). He appeared as "Skand" in Satyug, as "Kaul" in Treta and as "Mahakaul" in Dwapar. In Dwapar age Baba Balak Nath was in the way to Kailash Dham with a wish to meet Lord Shiva. In the way he met with an old lady.
The lady asked him where he is going. Then Baba Balak Nath who was Mahakaul told her that he is praying Lord Shiva since last three births but he had not been blessed by Lord Shiva with his appearance and so he was moving towards Kailash Dham with this very wish.
The old lady told Baba that it was not easy to have a live appearance of Lord Shiva. You have to do something extraordinary. When Baba asked her what he should do,she told that Baba should stand in the foothills of the Kailash near ManSarovar and pray there. Mata Parwati used to come there on some occasions for bath. When Mata Parwati comes there he should pray her to fulfill her wish. Mata Parwati will surely try to give him something else but he should insist on his wish only. Baba Balak Nath stood for twelve gharis with the old lady and moved towards the Man Sarovar. He did the same as the old lady had advised him and finally Lord Shiva was pleased and blessed him to be Paramsidh in the Kaliyug and will remain as Balak (young) and age would not affect him. MahaKaul of Dwapar age got birth in Kaliyug at Kathiyawad in the house of Narayan Vishnu and Laxmi. Parent named him as "Dev".
 Dev was very religious from his childhood and he used to pray all the times. His parents then tried to marry him so that he cannot leave the home. Dev was not ready for this. When he was so much under pressure for marriage he left home and moved towards Girnar Parwat in the search of Paramsiddhi. In Junagarh he met with Swami Dattatreya. Here at the ashram of Swami Dattatreya, he got divine knowledge and emerged as Sidh. As Lord Shiva had blessed him that age will not affect him he remained as a child and called "Balak Nath".

Places to visit 

  • Baba Balak Nath Ji Ki Gufa
  • Main Thara
  • Charanpaduka
  • Museum Hall Near Langer
  • Baba Balak Nath Ji Ka Dhuna
  • Samadi Sathal Math at Village Kalwal

Festivals celebrated 

- Chaitra Mela
Mela of Chaitra is day where people woship divine goddes and celebrated around 14th march to 13th April every year.
- Vasant Panchmi & Holi
Vasant Panchmi is celebrated which is dedicated to goddess saraswati and other than this festival of colors Holi is also celebrated in this divine temple.
- Maha Shivratri
Hindu Festival deciated to maa Parvati and Lord shiva celebrated in temple with lots of joy. Devotees used to celebrate this festival by reciting Shlokas and singing bhajans.
- Raksha Bandhan & ram Navmi
Festival of bonding of brother and sister and Ram navmi is also celebrated with lots of spirituality and joy in Baba Balaknath ji temple and Deot Sidh.

There are many more festivals like Diwali, Dusshehra, Navratre etc. which are celebrated.

Temples all over India dedicated to Lord Baba Balaknath ji

- Mandir Sidh Baba Balak Nath, Prem Nagar, Ghumar Mandi, Ludhiana
- Baba Balak Nath Temple, Bhanowal, Hoshiarpur district
- Sidh Shakti Sh Baba Balak Nath Banga, Nawashehar Punjab
- Sidh Baba Balak Nath Mandir, Noida Sector 71
- Baba Balak Nath Mandir, Ghaziabad -

How to Reach Baba balaknath Temple

- By Road 
To reach by road governement as well as private bus and taxi services are available.
Chandigarh to Baba Balaknath Temple distance : 186 Km
Shimla to Baba Balaknath Temple distance : 155 Km
- By Air
Nearest Airtport : Gaggal & Chandigarh
- By Railway 
Nearest Railway station : Una

Intersting Facts about Baba Balaknath Temple

- Ladies were not allowed in temple as it is said that baba balaknath ji was brahmachari.
- After supereme court decision ban was removed.
- Baba balaknath temple is mamaged by trust which was formed in year 1987.
- Baba balanth ji trut used to run school , colleges etc.
- Temple of Baba balaknath is under supervision of more than 100 workers.

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