Two local merchants named Ahuka and Manyuka built the famous Baijnath Temple in 1204 AD. It is an example of the north Indian style of architecture that emerged in the medieval era. Known as the Nagara style of temple architecture, the focal point is the lingam in the inner sanctum. The entrance to this sanctum is through a narrow hallway that has a mandapa or outdoor pillared hall in front. Apart from the idol of Lord Shiva, this temple also houses images of Surya (the sun god), goddess Chamunda, Nandi (Shiva's bull vehicle) and a sculpture of Kartikay (the son of Shiva and Parvati). The outer walls have carved images of several other deities.
Baijnath is a town in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. It is about 50 kilometres from Dharamshala which is the district headquarters.The very famous ancient temple of Lord Shiva is situated here giving the town its name