Shri Baba Balak Nath is an incarnation of Lord Shiva and the spiritual reformer during the Shakti Movement. Shri Baba Balak Nath is worshiped for the well being of mankind. This cave shrine attracts millions of devotees from India and overseas. The devotees offer sweet Indian Flour Bread, "Rota" at the altar of Babaji. Goats are also offered to Babaji as a thanksgiving gesture for his love. These goats are not sacrificed but instead are fed and taken care of.
Sri Sidh Baba Balak Nath is also known as "Kartikey", but nothing is clear or authenticated about what prompted Babaji to undertake the long journey from Girnar (Gujarat State) to his home town, Shah-Talai. It was there that he accepted the job of a cowherd in the house of "Mata Ratno". And on leaving the job at "Mata Ratno", he came to the Deotsidh cave.
Women are not allowed to enter the cave. There is a raised platform just opposite the cave from where women can take darshan of Babaji. Six kilometers from this temple, there is a place called Shah-talai where Babaji is said to have practiced penance. Melas are organized during the Holi festival. Sunday is considered as an auspicious day to visit Babaji and consequently attracts a swarm of devotees on this day.
The management and administration of Shri Baba Balak Nath Temple, Deotsidh was taken over by the Government of Himachal Pradesh on 16-01-1987 under the Himachal Pradesh "Hindu Public Religious Institution and Charitable Endowments Act, 1984".
The temple is managed by the trust constituted by the Deputy Commissioner, Hamirpur, who is the commissioner of the temple. The present trust consists of 20 members which include official and non-official members. Meetings are conducted regularly under the guidelines laid down by the trust.