Baijnath is situated at at an altitude of 1126 mt. on the banks of the Gomti River in the Bageshwar district of Uttarakhand, India. The place is most noted for its ancient temples. The temple is flooded with devotees on the annual occasion of Shivratri.
Baijnath Temple is located on the banks of Gomti River. Baijnath Temple built by the Katyuri kings in the 12th century. In the complex of Baijnath Temple, there are ancient temples of Shiva, Ganesh, Parvati, Chandika, Kuber, Surya and Brahama. The temples dating back to the 12th and 13th century are constructed of stone.
The temple complex exhibits the amazing architecture of the age. The main temple that houses the beautiful idol of Parvati is chiseled in black stone. According to Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva and Parvati were married at the confluence of River Gomati and Garur Ganga
The lake “Golden Mahaseer” full of fishes lies outside the temple. fishing is strictly restricted here. Tourists and pilgrims can offer aata and chana to fishes.
Best time to visit Baijnath
September to May are the best time to visit Baijnath.
How to reach Baijnath
Nearest Railway Station is Kathgodam Railway station (144 kms.)
Pantnagar airport is the nearest airport to Baijnath (75 kms.)