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Baijnath or Bajinath Mahadev Hindu Shiva temple in Himachal Pradesh India Baijnath or Bajinath Mahadev Hindu Shiva temple in Himachal Pradesh India

The Only Hindu Temple Built By the British In 1879 when there was British were ruling in India Lt Col Martin of Agar Malva was leading the army in the war against Afghanistan Col Martin used to regularly send messages of his well being to his wife The war continued for long Lady Martin stopped getting messages She was very upset Once riding on her horse she passed by the temple of Baijnath Mahadev She was attracted to the sound of Conch Mantra She went inside and came to know that the Brahmanas were worshipping Lord Shiva They saw her sad face and asked her problem She explained everything to them They told her that Lord Shiva listens to the prayers of devotees and takes them out of difficult situations in no time With the advice of the Brahmanas she started the Laghurudri Anushtthan of the Mantra Om Namah Shivaya for 11 days She prayed to Lord Shiva that if her husband reaches home safely then she would get the temple renovated On the last of the Laghurudri a messenger came and gave a letter to her Her husband had written I was regularly sending messages to you from the battle grounds but suddenly the Pathans surrounded us from all sides We were entrapped in a situation where there was no scope of escaping death Suddenly I saw a Yogi of India with long hair carrying a weapon with three pointers Trishul His personality was amazing and he was maneuvering his weapon with a magnificent style Seeing this great man the Pathans started running back With his grace our bad times turned into moments of victory This was possible only because of that man of India wearing a lion skin carrying a three pointer weapon Trishul That great Yogi told me that I should not worry and that he had come to rescue me because he was very pleased with my wife s prayers Tears of joy were falling down the eyes of Lady Martin s eyes while reading the letter Her heart was overwhelmed She fell into the feet of Lord Shiva s statue and burst in tears After a few weeks Col Martin returned Lady Martin

Photographer: Maciej Wojtkowiak
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