Envis Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Thursday, December 1, 2022

Baba Balaknath Cave Temple





Baba Balak Nath or Sidh Baba Balak Nath is a Hindu deity worshipped in the northern Indian states of Punjab and Himachal Pradesh. His shrine is known as "Deotsidh". It is situated in the village of Chakmoh in Hamirpur district. This temple is best accessible to tourists and pilgrims from Bilaspur.


The cave houses an idol and is considered the abode of Babaji. Devotees throng this site throughout the year. The rush at this temple increases particularly during the religious festival of Navaratri. Sunday is an auspicious day and one will mostly see local devotees on the premises. They offer "roti" (bread prepared with flour and sugar) at the altar. There is a platform for female devotees opposite the main cave for darshan (sighting of the idol). Female devotees are not allowed to enter the inner sanctum.