Jagatsukh in ManaliJagatsukh, a place just few kilometers away from Manali has already made entry into the list of most-preferred tourist destinations of north India.
About JagatsukhJagatsukh is a small village with picturesque surroundings located in Manali. For the honeymooners it is considered as the perfect destination for its amazing beauty and heavenly serenity. Apart from being a favorite destination for the couples, Jagatsukh is also a famous pilgrimage site for the Hindus. This village was the erstwhile capital of Manali and is located only 6 km away from Manlai. The journey to this village is a wonderful experience in itself. The Deo Tibba Mountains lie in the east of Jagatsukh and the valley of Manali at its below, Kagat Sukh is like a paradise for every tourist.
Jagatsukh is located on the left shores of River Beas and the road that leads from Naggar to Manali passes through Jagatsukh Village. Jagatsukh is one of the largest villages of the valley.
History of JagatsukhThe former name of Jagatsukh was Nast and it remained the capital city for more than 10 generations. The famous Chacholi Jatra Festival is celebrated here with great joy. Though Jagatsukh is visited for its attractive natural beauty, it is also famous for its age old temples and is visited by great numbers of devotees throughout the year. The architecture of Gaurisankar Temple of Jagatsukh resembles the architecture of Naresar Group of Temples. The sanctum of Gaurishankar Temple has Tri-ratha “garbhagriha “or sanctum. Jagatsukh is also famous for the historical revolutions of the locals against the Rana and Thakur rulers of the region. According to the belief, Jagatsukh is the place where the first paddy sapling of the valley was rowed.
Many events celebrated in Jagatsukh revolve around paddy cultivation.
Attractions around JagatsukhThe various places around Jagatsukh are:
Manu TempleThe temple dedicated to Rishi Manu, is located very near to Hidimba Devi Temple. Manalsu River flows and converges with River Beas near The ancient Temple of Hidimba Devi. The village Manali, the origin of Manali Hill Station houses the temple dedicated to Sage Manu.
Sharvali Devi TempleLocated about 8 km from Manali, this temple dedicated to Sharvali Devi is at Shooru Village. According to the legends, the temple has been constructed by the Pandavas.
LargiA small with excellent natural beauty is also famous for trout fishing. A few 100 m below this village, Beas is joined by the rivers Tirthan and Sainj.
Best Time to Reach JagatsukhThe best time to visit Jagatsukh is from March to October. During the summer months, the weather remains pleasant and surroundings are colorful and vibrant.
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