Bijli Mahadev is one of the sacred temples of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It is locate at an altitude of about 2,460m in the Kullu Valley. Bijli Mahadev is one of the excellent temples in India. Located 22 km from Kullu across the Beas river.
A panoramic view of Kullu and Paravati valleys can be from the temple. The 60 feet high staff of Bijli Mahadev temple glistens like a silver needle in the sun.
In this temple of light, it is said that the tall staff attracts the divine blessings in the form of lightning. It is believed that the priest of the temple has to restore the Shiva linga placed inside the temple using butter and sattoo after every lightning as it shatters to pieces with flash of lightning.
This temple has to be reach by 3 km trekking from Chansari village. Trekking duration is about one hour one way with 3-4 rest points. Small shops are available selling refreshments on trekking path. Chansari village can be reach from Kullu by bus or taxi.
During the new moon day of Shravana month, devotees offer prayer to their forefathers at Bijli Mahadev temple. A fair is also organiz every year during this time which is quite popular with the pilgrims.