The Mystery of Bijli Mahadev

Bijli Mahadev is a beautiful temple and has a unique spot in the history and mythology of Kullu valley. The journey to one of the holiest shrine of Lord Shiva is not that tough but is very rewarding.

Bijli Mahadev trek is taken by many pilgrims every year who come here to seek blessings from the lord and protector of Kullu Valley.

Bijli Mahadev is located on top of Mathan Hills of Kullu Valley at an altitude of 2,460 meters above sea level. Bijli Mahadev Temple is one of sacred temples of Himachal Pradesh that has a “Shiva-Linga”. 15 kms from Kullu City this place got its name after the great miracle. Every year a 60 feet high staff of temple attracts the divine blessings in the form of lightning. 

This “Shiva-Linga”  is struck by lightning and then it breaks into pieces. Then the priest of the temple collects all the pieces and joins them together with the help of butter and sattoo ( a grain mixture) acting as an adhesive after every lightning episode as it shatters to pieces each time.

कुल्लू का बिजली महादेव समुद्र स्तर 2460 मीटर की ऊंचाई पर स्थित है और शीत काल में यहाँ भारी बर्फबारी होती है ! यहाँ श्रद्धालु हर मौसम में महादेव के के दर्शन को आते है! कुल्लू घाटी में मान्यता है की यह घाटी एक विशालकाय सांप का एक रूप है जिसका वध भगवान शिव ने किया था ! यहाँ पर जिस स्थान पर शिवलिंग की स्थापना की गई है वहाँ हर साल बिजली गिरती है, बिजली गिरने से इस मंदिर का शिवलिंग खंडित हो जाता है! इस खंडित शिवलिंग को मंदिर के पुजारी एकत्रित करके मक्खन से वापस जोड़ देते है, कुछ माह बाद यह शिवलिंग ठोस रूप में परिवर्तित हो जाता है !

How to reach Bijli Mahadev बिजली कहादेव मंदिर कैसे पहुँचे?

The trek to Bijli Mahadev begins from Chansari town. Chansari town lies 24 kilometers east from Kullu (H.P.) and is accessible by bus and taxi. From this town, you’ll find a trail at that goes straight to Bijli Mahadev. This solid way twists tough through a kilometer of forest and fresh air.

There are regular buses between Kullu to Bijli Mahadev so travelling is not an issue.

सड़क मार्ग (Road Route) – कुल्लू से सड़क मार्ग से चंसारी गाँव Chansari Village तक ही पहुँचा जा सकता है. इसके लिए बस और कैब आसानी से मिल जाते हैं. आगे का रास्ता पैदल तय करना पड़ता है.

बिजली महादेव मंदिर के दर्शन का सर्वोत्तम समय (Best Time to visit Bijli Mahadev Temple)

बिजली महादेव मंदिर जाने का सर्वोतम समय ग्रीष्म ऋतु है. शीत ऋतु में बर्फ़बारी के कारण मंदिर बंद रहता है. वर्षा ऋतु में मंदिर तक पहुँचने का पहाड़ी मार्ग दुर्गम हो जाता है.

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  1. babaanil

    Beautiful rout, lord Shiva, please call me do not forget ॐ नम: शिवाय

  2. Susan

    I love the video you included, it really helps provide a first-person perspective of the trip. And that’s really interesting about the lightning.

  3. Two’s company

    The views from the top of the trek look beautiful! It’s great that there is also such a cultural significance to this trek too.

  4. Zarina Rimbaud-Kadirbaks

    Wow, what a special place and story! That must be so impressive to visit in real life, thanks for sharing!

  5. Sandy N Vyjay

    The story of Bijli Mahadev sounds so intriguing. I was not aware that the Shiv Ling is broken by lightning and put together again.

  6. Smita

    Wow, this sounds like a fascinating place! I’ve been to the Kullu area but had no idea about this trek. Hopefully, next time!

  7. josypheen

    Wowza! This sounds like a fantastic trek (although it is quite a long walk.)

    The “Shiva-Linga” must be broken to shreds after all that lightning. It is really cool that it is fixed after each lightning strike ready to be hit again. By now it must be just as much butter and sattoo as original staff!

  8. Kevin | Caffeinated Excursions

    What an interesting tradition regarding the lightning! The trek looks beautiful and those mountain views at the top are amazing. I have only been to Kerala and would love to visit the north of India someday soon!