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Bathu Ki ladi temple

Bathu Ki Ladi

Bathu ki Ladi is a cluster of temples located in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, India. The main temple is dedicated to Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva. These temples were submerged in the Maharana Pratap Sagar reservoir, created by the Pong Dam in the early 1970s. They are accessible only from May to June when the water level decreases. Visitors can reach the temples by boat from Dhameta and Nagrota Surian, or by road from Jawali. Several small villages surround the temple site, including Guglara, Sugnara, Harsar, Jarot, Bajera, Katnor, Khabal, Ludret, and Bhial

History of Bathu Ki Ladi

According to local belief, Bathu ki Ladi was built by a local king who ruled the region. Numerous stories about the temples’ origins are popular in local folklore. Another belief suggests that the temples were built by the Pandavas. Folklore narrates that during the time of the Mahabharata, the Pandavas attempted to build a staircase to ascend to heaven at the monolithic Masrur Rock Temples, located opposite the lake, but were thwarted by Indra. However, they successfully built the ‘Stairway to Heaven’ at Bathu ki Ladi, where the staircase still exists today, and visitors can climb to the top. The central temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The submerged Bathu ki Ladi temples can be visited in winter when the water recedes.

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