The walls of Siva Temple Baijnath are anointed with beautiful carvings and numerous idols of grey stone some of them dating prior to the temple. Some of the idols are very unique and a good study work for the scholars of iconography and archeology. Every square of the temple has absorbing work of stone carving hardly ever seen in northern India. (Click on images to know about unique and gorgeous images.)
This idol of dancing Ganesha is fixed on the base of the left panel of the porch at entrance. The unique features of the image are that the Ganesha is shown with six arms and with lion and mouse as vahans. The panel in the base of the idol has three figures, each shown beating the drum.
This is an unique composite image of lord Siva and Vishnu with right side depicted as Har (Siva) and left as Hari (Vishnu). The image is three faced; the central image has kreet mukut on the left side and jatta mukut on the right side. Vishnu bears round karanphool (earings) and the lord Siva has diamond shaped earings. On the left vrah face of Vishnu is shown. Of the two hands of Vishnu, the upper one has a chakra and the lower one holds a mace resting on the both knees of the image. On the left of Vishnu is shown Laxmi riding on the garuda. Of her four hands she holds a lotus in upper hand. The objects in other hands are not clear. Of the two hands of Siva, he holds a trident in the upper hand and the scepter in the lower one. The right side of the figure has other face in soumya form of lord Siva bearing a crown of jattajute. On the right side of the figure, there is a four handed image of Parvati riding on nandi. She holds mirror in upper left hand and a book like object in lower left hand. The right hands are not clear. There are two attendant figures on each side at the top of the figure. There is a foliated hallow on the back of the head of the idol. The figure is shown bearing yogpat.
This image depicts the marriage of Siva with Parvati. Siva bearing a crown of jattajoot with a crescent moon, yajnapveet of snake, holding both the hands of Parvati is shown standing in vivah-mandap. Parvati is shown standing on the left of Siva in graceful attire, ornaments and manner. There is a fire altar in the centre of the scene. Four headed Brahma is shown seated on the right side and on the left nandi with human body. In the centre of the sculpture a tall figure of Vishnu is shown performing kanyadaan. On the both sides of Siva and Parvati at the base are depicted Ganesha and Kartikay in dancing postures. On the top of the sculpture from the left are shown Vishnu on garuda, Laxmi on lotus, Parwati and Siva seated on nandi.
This sculpture shows four headed and sixteen handed virat roop of lord Siva picking up the demon andhakasur on his trident, who was otherwise believed to be invincible on earth and in sky. The blind demon was killed by the lord Siva on his trident in the air. Eight hands on the right side hold objects: 1. trident 2. snake 3. chakra 4. indistinct 5. axe 6. arrow 7. rosary 8. kharag. Objects in the left hands are: 1. rested on chest 2. shool 3. khatak 4. indistinct 5. bow 6. trident 7. shield 8. khatwang.