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Hidimba Temple

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Hidimba Temple is an ancient cave temple built in honor of Hidimbi Devi who was the wife of Bhim, one of the five Pandava brothers from the Indian epic Mahabharata. Built over a huge rock which was worshiped as an image of the deity, it is surrounded by cedar forest. It's a beautiful temple located at just 5 minutes drive from Mall road.

The unadorned walls of mud-covered stonework contrast with the wooden doorway, which is elaborately decorated with miniature depictions of goddesses, attendants, animals and stylized foliation. An isolated scene from a Krishna story appears on the beams above the doorway featuring female dancers called Navagrahas. The temple is also known for a fair that is held every year in Hindu month of Sravan (23 July-22 August) 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 , a fair is organized on the occassion of Hidimba Devi’s birthday. Women around and from Dhungri forest come and celebrate 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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