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The Hamirpur district is situated between 76-17-50 to 76-43-42 east longitudes and 31-24-48 to 31-53-35 north latitudes. It is located in the south western part of Himachal Pradesh. It is covered by lower Himalayas, the elevation varies from the 400 meters to 1,100 meters. The main hill ranges of the district are known as Jakh Dhar & Sola Singhi Dhar. The Jakh dhar runs in continuation of Kali Dhar range in the Kangra district. It enters in Hamirpur district near Nadaun and transverses it into southeastern direction. The town of Hamirpur lies to the east of this range where the country is undulating but in the north and north east bare and rugged hills, deep ravines with precipitous sides transform the landscape into what has been described as an agitated sea suddenly arrested and fixed stones.The Chabutra hills have the same dip and strike as in the Jakh Dhar and are continued beyond the Beas to what is known as the Changar, a mass of rugged and broken hills. The Sola Singhi Dhar is the longest range of the tract and is known under various names such as Chintpurni and Jaswan Dhar in Una and by Sola Singhi in Hamirpur.

Creating magic with its natural aura is what Hamirpur region does. It has the ability to grab the attention of any visitor and melt his heart with its sensational beauty. Covered with Shivalik mountain ranges, Hamirpur is a small town that is famous for its temples and historical importance. As per the historical background of this town, it was predominantly ruled by Katoch Dynasty. Its king, Raja Hamir Chand built the fort and this town also got its name from him. And the dominant religion here is Hinduism.

Baba Balak Nath Ji

Babal Balak Nath ji is a Punjabi and Hindu deity worshipped in the northern Indian states of Punjab and Himachal Pradesh. The shrine is known as “Deotsidh”. Baba balak Nath ji”s Temple is situated at village Chakmoh of district Hamirpur on the hill top. The temple has a natural cave carved in the hills which is considered to be the abode of Babaji. A idol of Babaji is placed in the cave. The devotees offer ‘Rot’, which is prepared with flour and Sugar / Gur, at the altar of Babaji.Goats can also be offered to Babaji as a gesture for his love. The entry of females in the cave is forbidden.However,there is a raised platform just opposite to the cave from where the females can have ‘Darshan’ of the Babaji”s idol. Six kilometers further from the temple,situated a place named “Shah-talai” where Babaji is said to have practiced Dhyana(mediatation). [edit] Story The story of Baba Balak Nath can be found in the Baba Balak nath Amar Katha. It is beleived that Baba Balak Nath ji took birth in all the yugas(periods) Satya Yuga, Treta Yuga, Dvapara Yuga and Kal Yuga the present age, and known by different names for each period.He was known as ‘Skanda”in ‘Sat Yuga”, ‘Kaul” in ‘TretaYuga” and ‘Mahakaul” and ‘Dvapra Yuga”. Source: HISTORY OF BABA BALAK NATH JI.

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