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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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Nishtha Nath
8. Hidimba (Hadimba) Devi TempleEver heard of a temple dedicated to a demon? Here it is in the very famous hill station of Manali in Himachal Pradesh.Locally known as Dungari Temple or Hadimba Temple, it is an ancient cave temple, dedicated to the wife of Bheema, the second Pandava Brother from the epic tale of Mahabharata.The temple was built in the 16th century where she lived with her brother, Hidimb, and performed meditation. Born into a Rakshas family, she decided to marry a warrior who would defeat her brother. During the Pandavas' exile, they reached Manali in this cave and Bheema defeated Hidimb, which resulted in the marriage of Hidimba Devi and Bheema, and later gave birth to Ghatotkacha, who proved to be instrumental in the Mahabharata war.Time : 8am - 6pm
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Day 7: Flying in the air and checking off the popular attractionsKullu is around 1.5 hours away from Manali, and that's where you can head for paragliding. Enjoy a thrilling aerial view of snow-clad mountains and the Beas river.Paragliding Charges: Rs. 3500 per person (approx.)Explore Manali's most-loved locations:Mall Road- Lined up with delicious street food, ice cream parlours, traditional dishes and Tibetan shopping stores.Hadimba Devi Temple- This popular temple is a must-visit. It has a forest area surrounding it. It's a pleasant place to take a walk.
Hidimba devi temple comes in old manali. It around 3 to 5 kilometer from the mall road. It's a beautiful wooden temple in old manali According to the legend hidimba was the wife of bheem. It's a must watch temple in manali. Temple area surrounded by pine trees.  So much green area here. In winter you can find so much snow here.