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7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
worship
Free
All year
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Hidimba Devi Temple

Located in the Old Manali region of Manali, this is the first temple dedicated to Hidimbi Devi. She is worshipped here in the form of Devi Shakti and this is a very popular temple of Himachal. The temple was built by Maharaja Bahadur Singh in the 16th Century to give respect to the wife of Bhima, the Pandava. It is said that Hidimbi, the brother of Hidimba agreed to marry anyone who could overpower her brother. Hidimba was known to be the strongest of all. Another legend says that once there was a fight between the Pandavas and Hidimba, in which Bhima, the strongest Pandava defeated and killed Hidimba who was from the demon clan. After this Hidimbi married Bhima and they had a son named Ghatotkach. When the Pandavas were returning from their exile, Hidimbi decided to stay back and start her meditation to gain ultimate power and get the position of a Goddess. The cave in which we find the temple today is said to be the same in which she had meditated. After her meditation she became an incarnation of Goddess Shakti. The specialty of this temple is its pagoda styled 4-tiered roof and its beautiful wood carvings. The main festivals celebrated here are the Dusshera and Navaratri. There is another fair which is organized here during the month of May.
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Shubham Singh
Just 2 kms from mall road & bus stand in manali.There you see a temple of hidimba devi and just after there's a jungle of devdaar trees.It's beautiful to see that lights come across the trees😍.
Laila Chakraborty
We trekked our way to Hadimba Temple. It is an auspicious temple surrounded by tall and mighty Deodar trees. The only thing that I did not like was how commercialised and littered the place was. I prefer quite places where I can have some soulful interaction with nature.
In the early morning reached at the Manali with some eye catching views.Lunch at the Manali market and end the day at hidimba temple 🙏🏻