Thus Manikaran means jewel of the ear....
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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.
Manikaran is a lovely forest and a valley that lies close to the Parvati River. According to the legend it is said that the Shiva and Parvati once lived here. The goddess Parvati, when she lost the earrings that she had in the Parvati River, it is said that the earrings were searched and it was found in the positon of Shesh Nag, which is the snake god. Shesh Nag, the snake God then snorted out the earrings and thus creating the hot springs of Manikaran. The waters of the hot spring is allows one to cook food on them and is also believe that the waters are so pure that it can cure ailments.