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Hadimba Temple in Old Manali

Manali is famous for its various religious places of importance. People come to visit here from different parts of the world. Hadimba temple, situated in the calm and quiet Old Manali region, is one of the most popular and well known temples of this locality and has a lot of religious importance.

Hadimba Temple in Snow

After entering Old Manali, you will have to take a 10-15min hike, or take the stairs to reach the glorious footsteps of the temple set amongst the dense forest area. Carved wooden doors and cone shape-structured roof define the shape of this temple. It was originally built in memory of Hadimba Devi, who was a character in the Mahabharata.

The temple was built back in the year 1553 and has since been observed as one of the most important temples of the Manali region.The roof has three timber tiles covering it and it has carvings all over that depict the rich culture and heritage of the era in which this temple was built. You won’t want to put your camera away once you enter the vicinity of this beautiful temple.

Full View of Hadimba Temple

Situated against the sharp contrast of snow-covered mountains, the Hadimba temple is a small but extremely famous destination for pilgrims traveling here across the world.It is to be noticed that a lot of local weddings and other religious events usually take place in this periphery. The maintenance and cleanliness of the temple is taken very good care of and it is a major place of attraction for tourists as well as religious pilgrims

 Built in the pagoda style, this temple is not only a prime place of worship for the local people, but also a very fine example of craftsmanship, of the olden times. Open throughout the day mostly, this temple is a place where people come to offer their prayers and the ‘darshana’ is complete when the priest blesses the people with the special blessings which they come to seek from various parts of the nation.

Carvings on the temple walls

Even though you will always feel like clicking memorable pictures of the temple from outside as well as inside, there are specific notices stating that photography inside the temple is strictly not allowed. You will simply have to capture the beauty of the inside of the temple in your own eyes and describe it to others. The calmness and purity that you will experience when you visit this beautiful place is unmatched and you simply cannot miss going to this famous temple when you are visiting Manali

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