Gasota Mahadev Temple is located on Hamirpur-Jahoo road, at a distance of 8km from Hamirpur district in Himachal Pradesh. The temple dates back to over 400 years. The controlling deity is Lord Shiva, in the form of a shivling (phallus, symbolic representation of Lord Shiva). A fair is held on the 1st Monday of ‘Jeshtha’ month (end of May) annually, attended by an overwhelming number of crowds. The fair is known by the name of Gasota cattle fair. People and traders visit the temple during the ‘mela’ (fair), just to seek blessings of the Lord. Buying and selling of cattle is prevalent. The surroundings of Gasota Mahadev Temple are quite serene and striking to look at. Natural streams flow on either side of the temple, enhancing its glory. The temple complex is adroitly managed by a local panchayat.
Best Time To Visit Gasota Mahadev Temple
The best time to visit lush green environs of Himachal Pradesh is between March to June. It is summers here so you can enjoy beautiful vegetation and bounteous nature. Trekking and adventure sports are best done in summers.
People generally avoid monsoons season from July to September because most places remained blocked or inaccessible due to heavy downpours that also tend to cause reoccurring landslides in the mountains.
Avoid harsh winters (December January), as the weather is chillier and you will need additional preparations to stay comfortable.
ravel during the autumn months (October and November) to enjoy the place and to have a comfortable stay.
How To Reach
While there is no railway station at Mandi, one can get to Joginder Nagar (50 km) or Shimla (150 km) by narrow gauge train. From here, one can take private taxis or buses.
Bhuntur Airport at Kullu lies about 60 km from Mandi. One can get to Mandi from Kullu by car or bus.