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 Temples around Manali

Manu Rishi Temple, Manali - Kullu ValleyManali town encloses temples of sages as Manu and Vashishta who realized the sanctity of the valley and practiced austerity here.

Manu Rishi Temple, 3 km from Manali, is a beautiful structure with a five-storey pagoda type of roof with a brass 'Kalasa' crowning the top. This temple is dedicated to Rishi Manu from whom human race is said to have started. This land was known as 'Land of Manu' and was later renamed Manali after him.

Vashishtha Temple, Manali - Kullu Valley

Vashishtha Temple, Manali is another temple dedicated to a sage. It was built in Pahari style about 400 years ago. In the temple there is a stone statue of Rishi Vashishtha clad in dhoti, cap & a white shawl on the shoulder.

Hadimba Devi Temple at Dhungri takes us back to the Mahabharata age when the Pandavas came to the valley during their exile. The temple contains idol of Hadimba installed on a rock, which is inside the temple. It is believed that she used to meditate sitting on it. Local people worship her as goddess Durga. This temple built by Raja Bahadur Singh in 1553 AD has been constructed in pagoda style.

The above mentioned three temples can be approached by taxis and auto-rickshaws.

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