Hadimba Devi Temple

Hadimba Devi Temple

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The temple is dedicated to Hidimbi Devi, wife of the Bhima from the Indian epic Mahabharata. Located in the center of a cedar forest at the foot of the Himalayas, the shrine is a must-visit place due to its history and architecture. This is also the best place to visit in Manali for those who love to learn the ancient culture of the land. The four-tiered pagoda was built in 1553 by Maharaja Bahadur Singh. The structure is believed to be built around the ancient cave where Hibimbi sat in meditation. The huge rock jutting out of the ground is worshipped as the deity. The intricate wood carvings of the temple are awe-inspiring. The shrine stands like a small cottage at the center of the beautiful forest. The picturesque beauty of the jungle combined with the serenity of the temple creates a meditative mood around the place.