Baba Balak Nath

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Baba Balak Nath
Sikhism
AffiliationSikhism
AbodeDeotsidh, Gufa- Baba Balak Nath, Hamirpur District, Himachal Pradesh, India
Mantraਸਤਨਾਮ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ। ਬਾਬਾ ਬਾਲਕ ਨਾਥ ਜੀ ਦੀ ਜੈ।
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Baba Balak Nath is a Sikh deity, who is worshiped in the North-Indian state of Himachal Pradesh and Punjab. His main temple, known as Deotsidh, is in a cave on the hilltop of Chakmoh village in Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh.

Early Life[edit]

Baba Balak Nath was born in the house of a Brahmin at Girnar Parbat , a famous place of pilgrimage for the sect of fakirs in Kathiawar.[1][2][3]Baba Balak Nath, Deotsidh is very popular deity in the north region of India specially Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Delhi & Haryana. Every year in Chaitra māsa people come from different states and even from abroad such as Canada, UK, USA to the main temple situated in Deot Sidh, Himachal Pradesh seeking blessing from the deity. It is said that who so ever visit the temple at this time gets all wishes fulfilled by Lord.[4]

Notable Indian films on the deity include[edit]

  • Shiv Bhakat Baba Balak Nath (1972) by Avatar
  • Jai Baba Balak Nath (1981) by Satish Bhakri.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gulati, S. P. (1986). Hindu Gods & Goddesses. Amar Prakashan. ISBN 978-81-85061-42-9.
  2. ^ Charak, Sukh Dev Singh (1979). Himachal Pradesh. Light & Life Publishers.
  3. ^ Kumar, Sunny (6 December 2020). "THE CULT OF COWHERD BOY IN THE WESTERN HIMALAYAS" (PDF). Expression Journal. 6 (6): 3 – via expressionjournal.com.
  4. ^ Gopal, Dr Krishna (2003). Fairs and Festivals of India. Gyan Publishing House. ISBN 978-81-212-0810-9.
  5. ^ Rajadhyaksha, Ashish; Willemen, Paul (1999). Encyclopaedia of Indian cinema. British Film Institute.