The Deotsidh Baba Balak Nath Temple is located at a distance of approximately 45KM from district of Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh, India. The temple is situated at the village of “Chakmoh” and hill, known as Deotsidh which is the border of Bilaspur (other district of Himachal Pradesh) and Hamirpur. The cave temple of Baba Balak Nath is thronged by devotees all the year round to recieve the blessings of Baba Balak Nath. An Idol of Baba is placed in the cave.
Historical Background of the Baba Balak Nath:
The story is one of the most popular amongst the Hindus about birth of Baba Balak Nath as ‘sidh-purush’. It is the belief of the people that Lord Shiva was sharing the Amar Katha with Goddess Parvati in the cave of Amarnath and while Lord Shiva was sharing the story Goddess Parvati fell asleep. The Lord Shiva was unawared of this and finished the story without stopping. But when Shiva finished the story, Shiva found Goddess Parvati to be sleeping and since some voice was coming while Lord Shiva was sharing the story, so they know that someone else had heard the story.
It was kid-parrot who was listening the story and Lord Shiva became angry on this and throw Trishul to kill the kid-parrot. The kid-parrot escaped from the place and trishul followed him. While the kid-parrot was flying and trishul was following, he found the wife of Rishi Vyas yawning and entered her stomach.
The trishul stopped because it was for the kid-parrot not lady and it was unreligious to kill the lady. When Lod Shiva came to know this, they came to the Rishi Vyas and narrated the problem. Rishi Vyas told the Lord Shiva that they can wait and as the kid-parrot would come out, they can kill him. Lord Shiva agreed and waited for the kid-parrot to come out. Since kid-parrot wasn’t coming so Shiva had to wait for long time, the whole universe got disordered.
After watching this all the Lords met Sage Narada and requested him that request Lord Shiva to save the World. Narada did the same and explained to Lord Shiva that he had already heard the Anarkatha and nobody can kill him. So, Lord Shiva told the kid-parrot to came out and in return the kid-parrot demanded a blessing from him. Lord Shiva accepted it and kid-parrot prayed that as he comes out as a man, any other child who gets birth at the same time would be granted all kind of knowledge and would be immortal. Lord Shiva accepted this and a divine baby come out from the mouth of Rishi Vyas and this baby was called Sukhdev Muni later. The two other babies got the birth at the same time and were famous as Chaurasi Sidh and Nau Nath. One of them was Baba Balak Nath.
The administration and management of Shri Baba Balak Nath Temple Deotsidh was taken over by the Government of H.P. on 16-01-1987 under the H.P. “Hindu Public Religious Institution and Charitable Endowments Act, 1984”.
Puja of Shri Baba Balaknath
Puja of Shri Baba Balak Nath Ji is done 2 -times a day. At the same time, Rot Parsad of “Bhog” is offered to Shri Baba Balak Nath Ji. Then there are two different Aarties to accomplish the puja.