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I came back than visited Gurudwara Manikaran. Trust me the food of the Langar is the best specially the Curry, I had two big bowls:) . It was 4:20 in the evening I came back to the hotel. And my group was also returned from the trekking and we left to our next destination. The experience of that day will always be with me. The fragrance, the energy and memories will always be in me. Dear Friends, world is so big and beautiful but time is less. Go find your place, try to listen your heart, It will show you the right way always. Go meet the new people, make friends, and collect memories. It will make you refresh throughout your life. This post was originally published on Pooja The Wonderer.
Manikaran is a pilgrimage centre for Hindus and Sikhs. The Hindus believe that Manu recreated human life in Manikaran after the flood, making it a sacred area. It has many temples and a gurudwara. There are temples of the Hindu deities Rama, Krishna, and Vishnu. The area is well known for its hot springs and its beautiful landscape.According to legend, when the Hindu God Shiva and his consort Parvati were walking in the valley, Parvati dropped one of her earrings. The jewel was seized by Shesha, the serpent deity, who then disappeared into the earth with it. Shesha only surrendered the jewel when Shiva performed the cosmic dance, the Tandava and shot the jewel up through the water. Apparently, jewels continued to be thrown up in the waters at Manikaran until the earthquake of 1905.
Somebody there suggested that we must visit the Gurudwara which is just few steps away. It was quite confusing when we entered Gurudwara, so we went directly to the main praying hall, sat there for some time. While coming down, we saw the langar hall, we couldn’t resist so we sat down and had food. Rajma-chawal, kaddi, lauki ki sabzi and roti- I can totally vouch that this was the best food that we had in our entire travel!
It is a place of great religious value to the Hindus and Sikhs because it houses the historical Manikaran Sahib Gurudwara. The high point of this Gurudwara is, that it is situated on the banks of River Parvati. You can literally sense the tempestuous rage of the Parvati while standing atop the bridge connecting the Gurudwara.