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About Shri Baba Balak Nath Temple

Baba Balak Nath Temple is a natural cave temple situated on the Dhol Giri Mountain at Ghadkhal. This is at a distance of 5 kilometers ahead of Kasauli while driving from Solan and can be reached by car or taxi. The temple is dedicated to Baba Balak Nath who is Hindu deity mainly worshiped in the North Indian states of Himachal Pradesh and Punjab. He was an ardent follower of Lord Shiva and is also believed to be his child. Inside the cave, an impressive idol of the deity is housed. Belief surrounding the temple states that if a childless couple comes to offer prayers at this temple, they will be soon blessed with a beautiful progeny! Devotees from around the world come to the temple to seek his blessings especially on Sundays and during Navratras. On Sundays, priest of the temple ‘Baba Ji’ sits on his ‘Gaddi’ and answers all queries related to health, wealth, future, children, and marriage, etc. put up by devotees. It is said that upon setting himself on the ‘Gaddi’ the priest gets supernatural powers of prediction of Baba Balak Nath himself. Traditional Indian sweet bread made of jaggery and wheat flour is offered in the temple. Sometimes, goats are also offered. Women are not allowed to enter the main ‘Garbagriha’ but can seek blessings from a distance by being at the ‘ladies darshan platform.'

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