कैसे पहुँचें: मनाली से ऑटो रिक्शा के माध्यम से या पैदल चल कर भी आप मनु मंदिर पहुंच सकते हैं।मनु मंदिर से जुडी पौराणिक कथा: भारत वर्ष के सभी मंदिरों में से बस यह एक मंदिर है वो ऋषि मनु को समर्पित है। हिन्दू पुराणों के अनुसार ऋषि मनु मनुष्य सभ्यता में पहले मनुष्य थे। एक प्रलय के बाद उन्होंने हमप्ता नाम के एक पर्वत से अपनी नाव को बंlधा जिससे मनुष्य और कई और पशु जातियों की रक्षा हो सकी।
Manu Temple :This temple is of sage Manu. The Manu Temple is located in old Manali, at a distance of three kms from the main market. This is one of the must visit places in Manali.
How about a short hike before hitting Old Manali?This trek starts from the Manu temple. This is for those who want to explore an un-concretised Himachal, with wooden homes as old as seven hundred years. There is a clear sign board right before the Manu temple that points towards the starting direction of the trek. Narrow paths surrounded by apple orchards and pine trees lead up to the Goshal village. This is a relatively unexplored trail,embarked upon usually by villagers.How to get there:–Manali to Old Manali, is a short distance of 3 km (15-20 minutes), so it can easily be walked–Hire an auto/taxi till Old Manali–From Old Manali, hike upto Manu temple, another 3 km
How to Reach: An auto ride away from Old Manali bridge, also an easy hike from there.Mythology: Of all the temples in India, this is the only one dedicated to Indian sage Manu, who, according to Hindu mythology, was the first man and with him came the civilisation. It is believed that Manu tied his boat to the Hampta mountain to protect the few species and humans he was saving from the Great Flood.
We had a great time sharing each others interests and went through the temple safari. We first visited the Manu temple which was the closest to Zostel. A ten minute walking ride took us to the footsteps of this small and peaceful venue. The road towards Manu temple is a bit steep so I avoided to carry much luggage except my DSLR.The name of this temple itself explains the importance it has got. It is basically a name of Hindu Saint after which Manali was first named or called as Manali.We made some good prayers and captured some of the top class architectures of the ancient times.