One of the most preferred spots by tourists in Manali is Vashisht village. It is situated on banks of river Beas and is just 3 kilometers from Manali. Famous for its hot water springs popularly known as Vashisht Kund. The hot water spring is said to therapeutic values and can treat some skin problems. Separate baths have been built for men and women. Showers are made of Turkish style. Inlets and outlets have been made for flow of cold and hot water.
Vashisht temple is made up of well sculpted carvings and inside there is stone image of Rishi Vashisht. Rishi vashisht is one of seven sages of hindus. The temple is said to be around 4000 years old. Adjacent to it is Ram temple with idols of lord Rama, Laksman and goddess Sita. Vashisht village is very scenic with houses made of mud and wood which was typical Himachali style of building houses few decades back. Prayers are carried at temple using traditional instruments.
A liitle History
As per mythology Vishwamitra killed Rishi Vashisht children. Shattered with what happened Rishi Vashisht tried to commit suicide by juming into Vipasha (Beas) river. However river Vipasha refused to kill him and carried him to a village where he restarted his new life and did meditation .Vipasha means “freedom from bondage” and got its name from this incident since it rendered freedom to rishi Vashisht from bondage.
How to reach Vashisht
Vashisht village is at a distance of 3 kilometers from Manali bus stand. You can hire a taxi (taxi is included in tour package) or book an auto to reach there.
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