Hidimba Devi Temple

Why?
  • Ancient cave temple dedicated to Hadimbi (Hadimba) Devi (sister of Hidimba).
  • Built around a cave where Hidimba performed meditation to attain goddess status.
     
  • Mythology : Pandavas stayed here during their exile. Hadimba attacked them and in the fight Bhim (strongest among Pandavas) killed him. Hadimbi married Bhima and gave birth to Ghatotkacha.
     
  • The temple is surrounded by a cedar forest at the foot of the Himalayas..
  • The sanctuary is built over a huge rock jutting out of the ground which was worshipped as an image of the deity.
  • Beautiful carvings of Goddess Durga in Shikara style.
  • Must visit for art/history/mythology enthusiasts.
Location
  • 4 km from Manali Bus Stand
Timing
  • Sunrise to Sunset
Fees
  • FREE entry
Restaurants nearby
  • II Forno
  • Bob Dylan’s Café , Old Manali
  • Cafe 1947
  • Johnson Bar and Restaurant
  • Casa Bella Vista
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