Bharatrihari in fact was infatuated with his beautiful wife Pingle who, however, was disloyal to him. When her infidelity was revealed to the king, he at once abandoned the queen, the kingdom and the royal palace and became a Nath. He accepted Guru Gorakhnath as his Guru and since then Bharatrihari became a Yogi. It is believed that Bhartrihari is immortal. He has not died and he visits the place now in any form, but no one can recognize him. Today lacs and lacs of people have their strong faith in Bhartrihari.
The samadhi Sthal has now been built properly and tens of dharmshalas have also come up. In the month of Bhadrapad, Millions of people go to the samadhi. Throughout the year, in fact, pilgrims keep on visiting the place. This is a holy and natural place.
Festivals and Fairs at Bhartrihari Temple
While all festivals related to Lord Shiva are observed here, a special mela (fair) is held at this spot once in a year in the Bhadrapad Month.
The temple belongs to the Nath cult. The customs is that of keeping dhuna fire burning and the Akshaydeep alight. This is virtually a wild and holy place where wandering Mendicants, Sadhus, Sanyasis, Nath, Snake Charmers, Tantrics, Mantrics and other people gifted with spiritual powers keep on visiting.