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Bijli Mahadev Temple, Kullu






     State : Himachal Pradesh

     City : Kullu
Bijli Mahadev Temple


Bijli Mahadev temple is called the ' Lightening Temple' as it is considered that its staff attracts divine blessings, in the form of lightening. Bijli Mahadev, the temple addressed to Lord Shiva, is located across the river Beas, at some ten kilometers distance from Kullu.

According to a legend, Maharishi Vashishta prayed to Lord Rudra to absorb the excessive electric current within himself. Lord Rudra acceded to his request and absorbed the electricity current, saving humankind. The incident is believed to have taken place at the confluence of Parvati and Beas rivers. Later, a temple was erected at the sight, Bijli Mahadev .A stone phallus was enshrined inside the temple and named as Bijleshwar Mahadev or Bijli Mahadev