Bijli Mahadev Trek
For Bijli Mahadev Trek one should first reach kullu & then get a bus for Bijli Mahadev which goes up to the nearby ‘Chansari’ village. Otherwise one can book a private cab from the Kullu taxi stand near bus stand. One has to climb stairs from ‘Chansari’, the distance being about 3-4 hours uphill. The road is now extended to more than 5 km which lessen the stairs climbing to one half. By personal vehicle or the booked vehicle one can now reach to village ‘Halleni’.From halleni one has to take stairs which crosses beautiful jungles, orchids, small villages and some food stalls too. After some hours of walk the tree line ends and we can see the temple yet it is half an hour far. Reaching at the top makes all the fatigue to vanish, because of the spectacular view around. You see a panoramic view of Parvati and Kullu valley from the top of peak. The Bijli Mahadev temple is situated 14 KM from Kullu. This place got its name after the great miracle that occurs occasionally. The ‘Shiva-Lingam’ is struck by lightning and it breaks into pieces, then the priest of the temple collects all the pieces and joins them together with the help of butter acting as an adhesive. In this temple of lightning 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-lingam placed inside the temple using butter and sattoo after every lightning as it shatters lingam to pieces with flash of lightning. During ‘Shivaratri’ every year, great rush of devotees gather here to pay homage to Lord-Shiva. It is located at an altitude of about 2,438 m in the Kullu Valley, Bijli Mahadev is one of the excellent temples in India.