This is the Shri Kalinath Kaleshwar Shiva Temple/ Mandir situated in Village Pragpur, District Kangra, Himchal Pradesh. In the local area it is famoustly refered to as Kalesar, Kaleshwar Mahadev. It is amongst the oldest temples. Situated amongst the Himalayan mountain ranges in the Kangra District, Kaleshwar Temple is famous and has a huge rush at the times of Shiv Ratri and moderately in the Shraavan Maas/ Saawan Mahina. There are Sadhus and the common visiting this place from different parts of India all year round.
Though this temple is in a small village, however still you will find a simple staying facility, provided by the Mandir Committee, however not to mention that in rush times, they are bound to get over filled. Taxis and buses can be availed at around 7 km from the Kaleshwar temple at a place called Sadba.
According to the belief of the temple care takers and people around, every year at the times of monsoon, the flow of the Vyas River keeps increasing till the time it reaches itself to the Shiva Lingam. After the water reaches the Jalahri of the Shivling, it subsides.
About the Temple:
Gram Panchayat: Maniyala
State: Himchal Pradesh
Altitude: 440 mtrs
Inhabitance: 475 people
Kalinath Temple is situated next to the Vyas River which not only gives this temple a grear picturesque view but even a perfect place to medidate. In the online tour of this section, observe one of the small dome shaped room with a fantastic view of the river and bank. It is perfect for isolated meditation in the open and other spiritual activities like Hawan and Puja. The temple is on the banks of river which is used as a Shamshaan Area (Cremation Area for Hindus) by the locals.
This temple is also considered as the Maha Rudra Temple guarding the Mata Chintpurni Temple on the Eastern Side.
Jai Maa Kali! Jai Shri Kalinath Mahadev! Bam Bam Shiv Shankar!