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Hidimba Temple in Manali

It's a beautiful temple located at just five minutes drive from mall road. Hadimba Devi Temple is dedicated to the wife of Bhim, one of the five Pandava brothers in the Indian epic Mahabharata.

Hadimba Devi Temple has 24 m high tower. The three tiers of its square roofs are covered with timber tiles, while the conical roof is clad in metal. The unadorned walls of mud-covered stonework contrast with the wooden doorway, which is elaborately decorated with miniature depictions of Goddess, attendants, animals and stylized foliation. On the beams above the doorway appear the Navagrahas, female dancers an isolated scene from the Krishna story.

The temple is also known for a fair held every year in Hindi month of Sravan in the memory of Raja Bahadur Singh, who built the temple. The fair is popularly known as Bahadur Singh Re Jatar among locals.

Special in Hidimba Temple: On 14th May each year there is fair organized in the celebration of the birthday of Hadimba Devi. Women around and from Dhungri forest come and celebrates this fair with music and dance.

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Location:
Manali
Himachal Pradesh, India
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Ticket / Cost / Expenses:
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Time people usually spend here:
1.5 hours
Altitude / Height:
7243 feet
Latitude / Longitude:
32.2423000°N, 77.1874000°E
Distance from Manali to Hidimba Temple
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Read traveller's reviews about Hidimba Temple..

Overall Rating:4.6

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  '5' out of 5
"Its the only temple of hadimba-devi ( A mythological character from Mahabharat ) in the world. Best place to visit in manali with the temple of fine architecture (considering the time it was built) strategically placed in between huge trees."
  '5' out of 5
"Yaks and local giant rabbits can be found here for taking pictures with. The queue to get inside the temple is pretty long. The architecture is beautiful. The surrounding is also awesome "
  '4' out of 5
"Historic temple and green serene surrounding..temple is made up of wood.. usually crowded.. There are some fun activities around like shooting.. mountain bike.. photos with big rabbit.."
  '5' out of 5
"Pleasant place to visit ! I've visited during February '16 ! The snow covered mountains around & big trees covered Hidimba Devi Temple was really a surround to watch ! The local market is not that costly but one have to burgain to buy anything in right price ! Suggested all to visit while on Manali.. :)"
  '4' out of 5
"We had visited this holy place "THE HADIMBA DEVI TEMPLE" Bahut achha lga mujhe bhi meri family ko bhi."

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Content of this page was last updated at Oct 31, 2016