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7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
worship
Free
All year
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2 out of 52 attractions in Manali

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.
Rashmi Shetty
On the way back we visited the famous "Hadimba Devi Temple" This 16th century temple is located amid a beautiful deodar forest on top of a hill in Manali. This Temple attracted more tourist after movies like Roza and Yeh jawani hai dewani.
Divyakshi Gupta
Hadimba temple is thronged by tourists. But the area where the temple is situated is a forest full of tall and scenic cedar trees.
Ramesh Choudhary
After our breakfast, we checked out from our hotel and went directly to Hadimba Temple. If you don't visit Hadimba Temple, Manali Trip is incomplete.
Wild Wanderer
The Clubhouse, Hadimba Temple And river rafting in KulluWe woke up early and left for Hadimba temple (dedicated to Goddess Hadimba ,wife of Bhima). The temple was located amidst a beautiful deodar forest on top of a hill.
Kabira Speaking
कैसे पहुँचें: मनाली से बस या टैक्सी के माध्यम सेहिडिम्बा मंदिर से जुडी पौराणिक कथा: माना जाता है की यह पौराणिक मंदिर उस जगह पर बना है जहाँ राक्षसी हिडिम्बी ध्यान करती थी। राक्षशी सुन कर आप चौक मत जाईयेगा। प्राचीन काल से ही 'राक्षस' शब्द का प्रयोग उन लोगों के लिए भी किया जाता है जो सभ्यता से दूर जंगलों में दूरस्त जीवन व्यापन करते आये हैं। महाभारत की कथा को देखा जाए तो हिडिम्बी नाम की यह राक्षसी का विवाह पांच पांडवों में से एक भीम से होता है। इस विवाह से पूर्व भीम हिडिम्बी के भाई हिडिम्बा को एक युद्ध में पराजित भी करता है।