Bhootnath Mandir

Himachal Pradesh

At the entrance to Bhootnath Bazar, 100m northwest of Indira Market, Mandi's most active historic temple is a small 16th-century stone structure with attractively naïve carvings around the base of its sikhara and sanctum.

It forms the focal point for the animated Shivaratri Festival honouring Lord Shiva in February/March.

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