Baba Balakrupi Temple

Baba Balakrupi Temple is a famous Hindu shrine, situated in Garoru village at a distance of 2 km from Joginder Nagar. The Garoru village is also known as Balakrupi village because of this temple. It is dedicated to Lord Balak Nath, who is considered as one of the 9 “Nathas” and 84 “Sidhas”.

The name Balakrupi means ‘Incarnation as a Male Child’ and is used for Lord Balak Nath as it is believed that he is the re-incarnation of Lord Kartikeya, the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. The temple is known for few interesting rituals and events like: an special Hindu tradition and ritual of cutting down the hair of 2 and half year old children known as ‘Mundan Sanskar’ and an annual fair which is held at the temple premises on every Saturday of a particular month.