About Hidimba Temple
Hidimba Temple also known as Dhungri Temple is most visited spot by tourists and pilgrims in Manali. It is at a distance of just 2 kilometers from Manali bus stand. The temple is located in the middle of a dense deodar forest known as dhungri van vihar. Built with pagoda roof structure the temple stands 24 metres high. The ancient temple is dedicated to Hidimbi Devi and is built around the the cave where she used to meditate . Raja Bahadur Singh built this temple in 1553.
A little History
As per mythology Himdimbi devi who belonged Rakshasa family use to live here with his brother Hidimb. She vowed that she would marry someone who would defeat Hidimb in a fight. Bhima one of the five pandavas who were on exile that time killed Hidimb. Keeping to her vow Hidimbi married Bhim. They also had a son named Ghatotkacha who was an important character in the Mahabharata.When after completion of the exile Bhim returned back, Hidimba choose to stay back and meditate and later achieved status of goddess.
How to reach
The temple is at a distance of 2 kilometers from bus stand. You can use local transport to reach here or can hire a for taxi service which will ease your travel.
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