Sidh Baba Balak Nath Cave Temple | Deothsidh

Photo of Sidh Baba Balak Nath Cave Temple | Deothsidh 1/1 by Neeraj Dhiman

Deotsidh Temple, located on the boundary of Hamirpur and Bilaspur, is one of Hamirpur’s most prominent shrines. Baba Balak Nath is honoured in Deotsidh, a cave temple dedicated to him. The sage is said to have meditated here. Baba Balak Nath was a spiritual reformer of the Shakti movement, known for his charitable efforts. They can see the god from an elevated platform in front of the cave temple, but the Deotsidh temple is inaccessible.

On Sundays, many Hindu devotees flock to the temple to present Rota, a sweetened Indian wheat bread. In addition, the temple attracts many devotees during the festivals of Holi and Navratri, making it one of Himachal Pradesh’s most important revenue sources. A short distance from Deotsidh, a cable car ride to Shah Talai can be taken. From here, visitors may see the Bhakra Nangal Dam and the famous Naina Devi Temple.