Hadimba Temple in Kullu
Manali is one of the main tourist places in Manali
for the visitors. Is is around 1.5 kms from the Mall Road. There are
plenty of hotels in Manali which are
on the way from Mall Road to Hamdimba temple. It is an old wooden temple
of four store, located in the middle of dense forest known as Van
Vihar. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Hadimba and was erected
THE HISTORY OF HADIMBA TEMPLE
Hadimba has been idealized and worshipped in this particular area in Mahabharat.
Few of the sub mountainous tracts of the Himalayas were ruled by Hadimb
Rakshah. Hadimba was his sister.
WHO BUILT HADIMBA TEMPLE IN MANALI
Raja Bahadur Singh Built hadimba temple in Manali and there is a fair
being held every year known as Bahadur Singh Re Jatar among kullu manali
local peoples. Birthday of Hadimba devi fair is also held on 14th May
every year with music and dance.
In their move about without a definite purpose the Pandavas and their
mother, came to the territory of Hadimb Rakshash after escaping from
wax house. Bhima fell in love with Haimba and wanted to marry her but
the condition was that he could marry her only after killing the brother.
Both lived in the area for about one year and then he joined his brother
and mother. On the other side Hadimba gave birth to a son 'Ghototkachh'.
, Hadimba looked after her country till the time ghototkach was a child.
She withdran to the hills for meditation at Dhungri Van Vihar etc..
Thereafter a Temple was raised and She became Hadimba Devi. She was
having supernatural powers and was kind to her people. Hadimba became
the patron-deity of the Rajas of Kullu
Hotels near Hadimba Temple
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According to Hira Nand Shastri this temple is an antique of about 500
years old. There is noo idol is cherised and only a foot print on a
stone has been kept. It was Raja Bahadur Singh who
built the temple is serve by a Mela held on the first of Savan annually
named as 'Bahadur Singh Re Jatar.' This Mela is also called as Saroohni.
As Kullu Manali is meant for Rohtang
Pass, same way now a days Hadimba Temple is also the popular tourist