Bathu Ki Ladi: The Temple That Remains Underwater for 8 Months
About Bathu Ki Ladi
Himachal Pradesh, often known as the Land of the Gods, is well-renowned for its stunning mountains, natural wonders, rivers, temples, and other attractions. Himachal Pradesh attracts a large number of tourists from all around India each year.
Bathu Temple or Bathu Ki Ladi, located in the Kangra District of Himachal Pradesh, is one of the many temples in the state. Bathu, as in “Bathu Temple,” is derived from the name of the rock (Bathu) from which this temple was built. And, because this temple is made of this stone, nothing has happened to it after years of exposure to water.
This temple is believed to have been built by the Pandavas of the Mahabharata roughly 5000 years ago. The Pandavas are constructing stairs to heaven from this temple, but they will not be finished in time.
It contains temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu, Lord Ganesha, Lord Hanuman, and Lord Shiva, as well as a central shrine. It is a one-of-a-kind temple because it is buried in water for almost 8 months of the year, and worshippers can only visit during the summer months of March to June by road or by boat (when it is partly submerged).
A stone is supposed to have been thrown by Bhima from the Mahabharata at a location not far from this temple. As a result, anyone can go to that location to see that stone.
This place has attracted directors to shoot their songs or videos because it is such a beautiful location. This location has been used to film several Punjabi songs.
This place can be reached by road from Jawali, a small town in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, via Dhan, Pharian, and Guglara. This temple was about a half-hour drive from Jawali. This is a place that everyone should see to see how gorgeous it is.
Another intriguing aspect of this location is that it is thought that a railway line existed here prior to the construction of the Pong Dam in the 1970s. To confirm this, one can look at the coal that is there at a location.