Lokenath Baba Mandir Overview

A sacred site in Siliguri, the temple has a split idol of Lord Shiva and Lokenath Baba who form two halves of the body. A huge idol of Lord Ganesha and Lakshmi & Narayan under Sheshnag greets visitors at the entrance of the temple.

A popular story behind the temple is that Lokenath Baba was an ardent Shiva devotee who was born in 1730 and died in 1890, having had a lifespan of 160 years. He is believed to have attained enlightenment at the age of 90 years and is known to his followers by more than 100 names. The temple complex made of white marble has a beautiful white lotus temple or Padma Mandir of Baba Lokenath, Milan Mandi and several idols of Gods and Goddesses. Devotees visit the temple all the way from Bangladesh, West Bengal and all over India.

Location: 5 kms from Siliguri, Dagapur.

Time: 8 am to 7 pm.

Best time to visit: All year round.

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