It is believed that Shiva pleased with the devotion of demon king Ravana in the Ramayana decided to accompany him in the form of a Shivling. Ravana carried the Shivling from
when he reached the area near Baijnath, he needed to answer nature’s call. Ravana
handed the Shivling to a shepherd and went to answer nature’s call. The
Shepherd could not carry the huge weight for long time and he placed it down.
This Shivling is worshiped in the . Baijnath
The present temple was built in AD 1204 around the Shivling by two merchant brothers.
The temple has a huge murti of Nandi and also a separate shrine dedicated to Sage Jamadagni. There are also images of Surya, Goddess Chamunda and Skanda on the walls of the temple.
The most important festival in the temple is the Shivratri. Shravan Month as per Hindu calendar followed in
India is highly auspicious.