Location : Behna, Himachal Pradesh
Worshipped Deities : Lord Vishnu, Goddess Laxmi
Behna Mahadev Temple is located in Satluj Valley of Himachal Pradesh. It is dedicated to famous Hindu deities viz Lord Vishnu and his consort Laxmi who are revered since ancient times. The temple is gabled shaped which means that the end of the building is adorned with a triangular-shaped structure. It is, in fact, one of the biggest temples in the whole of Satluj Valley.
The main attraction of Behna Mahadev Temple is a magnificent mask of Shiva that is made up of brass. This decorative piece belongs to either the twelfth or thirteenth century. The temple premises are adorned with the beautiful sculptures of Lord Vishnu and his consort Laxmi. There is a corridor that surrounds the temple and opens from all sides. For the sake of pilgrims, comfortable leaning seats have been placed at the corners.
There are two balconies that intersect each other. These balconies are excessively decorated with finials and conical roofs. The balconies have columns and beautiful carvings. The windows are embellished with animal friezes and floral designs. Behna Mahadev Temple is a true masterpiece that is a wonderful example of art and Architecture.
A large number of Hindu devotees visit this temple every year to pay their homage to their deities and offer prayers.