Nahar Singh Temple
Dedicated to a saint known as “Baba Nahar Singh” is the Nahar Singh Temple located in Himachal Pradesh. This temple is located in the Bilaspur district. This saint Baba Nahar Singh is also commonly referred to as “Bajia” “Peepal Wala” and “Dalian Wala”. In addition, this sacred temple was built by Raja Deep Chand. Furthermore, the baba (i.e. saint) is also considered to be a form of “apparent god” by many in this region.
a. Best time to visit the Nahar Singh Temple
The ideal time to visit this temple is from October to March when the climate is extremely pleasant with the temperature ranging from a maximum of 25 degree Celsius to a minimum of 10 degree Celsius.
b. How to reach Nahar Singh Temple
Nahar Singh Temple Map
1. By train:
The nearest railway station to this temple is in Bilaspur. The Bilaspur Railway Station connects to major cities in the country such as Mumbai, Pune, Amritsar, Chennai, Kolkata etc via the Mumbai-Kolkata railway line.
2. By road:
If you intend to drive to this temple the ideal starting points would be New Delhi, Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, and Amritsar.
- Via New Delhi:
There are two routes from New Delhi to this temple, and they are via NH44 and NH205.
- Via Chandigarh:
There are two routes from Chandigarh to this temple, and they are via NH205 and via NH105 and NH205.
- Via Ludhiana:
There are three routes from Ludhiana to this temple, and they are via Neelon Ropar Canal Road and NH 205, via NH205, and via Phillaur Nawanshahr Road and NH205.
- Via Jalandhar:
There are three routes from Jalandhar to this temple, and they are via SH18 and NH205, via NH44 and NH205, and via NH205.
- Via Amritsar:
There are three routes from Amritsar to this temple, and they are via Grand Trunk Road and NH205, via Grand Trunk Road, NH44, and NH205, and via NH205.
3. By air:
The nearest airport to this temple is in Raipur. The Swami Vivekanand Airport is well connected to major cities in the country such as Chandigarh, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai etc.
c. Religious significance of the Nahar Singh Temple
According to a popular story, Raja Deep Chand of Bilaspur was married off to the princess of Kullu, Naggar Dei. Now this princess also brought along with her an idol of Baba Nahar Singh to Bilaspur. A few days later all of sudden this princess now “Queen of Bilaspur” suddenly started suffering from bouts of unconsciousness which could not be explained. Finally a conclusion was drawn which stated that since the idol of Baba Nahar Singh was not officially enshrined in Bilaspur the queen was suffering incessantly from this mysterious spell of unconsciousness. So as per the conclusion and keeping the welfare of the queen in mind Deep Chand then built a temple with the idol of Baba Nahar Singh enshrined in it.