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Hidimba Devi Temple

Hidimba Devi Temple is located in Manali in Himachal Pradesh. It is an ancient cave-temple dedicated to Hidimbi Devi or Hirama Devi. The Hidimba temple in Manali is made of huge cedar wood. Its pride is 400 years old.  It is an ancient cave temple, dedicated to Hidimbi Devi, the wife of Bhima of the Indian epic Mahabharata. This temple is a four-storey structure situated in the middle of the forest. Being situated in the hill station, a large number of tourists gather here to see this temple during the snowfall. You will be surprised to know that no idol of Goddess is installed in this temple, but the footprints of Hidimba Devi are worshiped in Hidimba Devi temple.

History of Hadimba Devi Temple

Hidimba continued to perform austere penance by sitting on a rock to erase his demonic or demonic identity. After many years of meditation, her prayers were successful and she had the distinction of being a goddess. In honor of the austerity and meditation of Hidimba Devi, this temple was built on top of this rock by Maharaja Bahadur Singh in 1553. The temple is built around a cave. After the temple was built, devotees started coming here to worship Hidimba Devi.

Fair And Festivals

Every year in the month of Shravan a festival is organized in the temple at the Hidimba Devi temple. It is believed that this festival is celebrated in the memory of Raja Bahadur Singh who built this temple. which is called Bahadur Singh Ray Jatar by the local people. Apart from this, on May 14, another fair is organized on the occasion of Hidimba Devi’s birthday. During this time local women celebrate with music and dance in the Dungri forest area. Another fair is organized in the month of Shravan which is known as Sarohani Mela (Sarrohani Mail). Apart from this, Dussehra Festival is also organized in the temple during Navratri, in which a long line of devotees is engaged for darshan.

Timing

The temple remains open throughout the week and is not closed on any day. There is no fee for entering the Hidimba Devi temple. The temple opens at 8 am and closes till 6 in the evening. You can spend as much time as you want here.

How to Reach

The facility of coming to Manali by air and road is available to reach this temple. After reaching Manali you can easily reach Hidimba Devi Temple. You can easily reach the temple by taxi from both Manali bus stand and airport.

Content last updated in December 2019


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