TEMPLES OF MANALI
Manali is just the 40KM away from the Kullu. Manali offers very attractive and breath taking landscape view to the toristes. Manali is laso famous for our temples and spiritual places like Hadimba or Hidimba Temple also known as ‘Doongri Temple’ dedicated to the Goddess Hidimba ( Hirma Devi ), the wife of Bhima, Temples at Jagatsukh agatsukh is famous for its Shiva temple in Shikhara Style and interesting old temple of ‘Gayatri Devi’ Gew temples detail below down there.
Hadimba or Hidimba Temple :
Manali has many destinations but the primary center of attention, traditionally and archeologically, is certainly the DHOONGRI TEMPLE devoted to goddess Hidimba, the Bhim of Mahabharat popularity. It has four-tiered Pagoda formed ceiling and the entry is designed with famous numbers and signs. This temple situated among wood made woodlands of deodar is about 2.5 kms. from the vacationer workplace. It is a enjoyable encounter to walk in the temple complicated which was designed in 1533 A.D.
A huge event is organised here in May. ( 1.5 km. ) Built in 1553 A.D. also known as ‘Doongri Temple’ dedicated to the Goddess Hidimba ( Hirma Devi ), the wife of Bhima, has a four tiered pagoda shaped roof with a doorway carved with figures and symbols. Although carving is simple yet beautiful. This temple was built by Raja Bahadur Singh of Kullu. This temple constructed in pagoda style displays the finest example of wood carving on it. It’s sanctuary is built over a rocky crevice covered by a large rock that is worshipped as a manifestation of Durga, an image of the goddess is also enshrined here. The divinity is popularly worshipped throughout the region during the festivals and the goddess is transported to Kullu to visit the Lord Raghunathji during Dussehra.
Temples at Jagatsukh :
Jagatsukh, the erstwhile investment of Kullu, is one of the greatest towns in Kullu Region in Himachal. This wonderful town is marked with several old wats or temples. Jagatsukh is 6 km southern of Manali. Significant factor of fascination is an historical Shiva Forehead, designed in Shikhara design. Other vacationer passions consist of the little shrine of Gaurishankar and the chalet-roofed temple devoted to Goddess Sandhya Devi. Sharvali Devi Forehead, in the encompassing town Shooru, is value viewing.
Jagatsukh Shiva Forehead is a Shikhara design shrine located at Jagatsukh, which is 6 km from Manali, in Himachal Pradesh. Built around the beginning 8th millennium, it has a tri-ratha sanctum covered by a Shikhara (a pyramid-shaped elegant structure located at the entry of temples). The temple is of identical structure as that of the Naresar number of wats or temples.Jagatsukh is on the remaining financial institution of the Beas and the street from Nagar to Manali operates through the town. Jagatsukh is 12km from Naggar and 6km from Manali . The position is popular for the very old the wats or temples.
Lord Ram Temple at Vashisht :
The Vashisht hot springs are across the Beas River, about 3.2 Km away from Manali bus stand, at an altitude of 1,982 meters just above the Manali-Keylong road. Vashisht, renowned for its temples and sulphur hot springs, endowed with great healing powers.Nearby is the pyramidal stone temple dedicated to Vashishta Muni, and there is a Temple of Lord Ram here. The natural hot sulphur springs, with two separate bathing tanks for men and women are always full of tourists.
Go very early in the morning (before 9 am), for a much less crowded experience. It has a Turkish style shower, separate for men and women. The hot and cold water is separately piped, maintaining the regular temperature for bathing. Charges are nominal.This place is famous for its hot water rises and wats or temples of Vashisht Rishi and Master Rama. It is located on the bank of Beas, but well above the river. Natural hot sulphur rises with two separate showering aquariums for men and ladies are always full of visitors. Turkish style bathrooms fitted bathrooms have also been built close by. Hot water from the encompassing spring is provided for showering.
Arjun Gufa :
Arjun Gufa is the cave where Arjun is believed to have meditated for the weapon of Lord Indra. The cave is situated near Prini village, 4 km towards Naggar from Manali. The trek up and coming down to the road took me about 2 hours. The cave is supposed to have been large enough to have housed 1000 people at a time, however, about 15 years ago there was a massive landslide one night and the entrance to the cave has been blocked by rocks. There_DSC0504 was a saint who had occupied the cave with his servant (and other co-inhabitants like jaguars etc)
But after the landslide he built a small cottage next to it where his servant still resides (the saint is no more). I could not fathom how the servant still managed his livelihood there but he survives and he told me they follow strict rules of no non-veg or drinks etc lest god’s fury befalls upon them again in the form of landslides etc. The government is in discussion to take some steps to unblock the cave’s entrance again.
Manu Maharaj Forehead :
The temple of Manu Maharaj is situated in Manali city, which is about1 1.5 km from the primary city. The idol was discovered in the judge garden of the home of a individual, known as Gauri of Dhauni Chauni. The existing temple has been designed on the said identify. On the 6th day of Phalgun, the popular Phagli reasonable is organised here in respect of Manu Maharaj, every season.
It represents the starting of the exercise of exhibitions in the area. The temple of Manu Maharaj is situated in Manali city, which is about1 1.5 km from the primary city. The idol was discovered in the judge garden of the home of an individual, known as Gauri of Dhauni Chauni. The existing temple has been designed on the said identify. On the 6th day of Phalgun, the popular Phagli reasonable is organised here in respect of Manu Maharaj, every season. It represents the starting of the exercise of exhibitions in the area.