Hidimba Devi Temple, Manali, Himachal Pradesh

9:00 PM / Posted by li i /

Hidimba Devi Temple of Manali, covered in snow.

Accroding to Mahabharata, a powerful "rākshas" (demon), Hidimb, attacked them, and in the ensuing fight, Bhima, the strongest Pandav, killed him. Bhima and Hidimb's sister, Hidimba, then got married and had a son, Ghatotkacha, (who later proved to be a great warrior in the war against Kauravas). When Bhima and his brothers returned from exile, Hidimba did not accompany him, but stayed back and did tapasyā (a combination of meditation, prayer, and penance) so as to eventually attain the status of a goddess.

It is said that this is the place where she meditated. Inside this temple their is a large stone, under which lies a mural of Hidimba Devi.

3 comments:

Comment by Kullu Manali on September 12, 2013 at 10:34 PM

Hidimba Devi Temple in Manali is a major tourists attraction of manali. It is one of the ancient temple in Manali. Thousands of tourists from all around India come to visit here.
Kullu Manali

Comment by Himachal Tourism on September 13, 2013 at 12:25 AM

Hidimba devi temple is situated in manali. It is a popular attraction. You have shared good post with us.
Himachal Tourism

Comment by Manali Hotels on September 13, 2013 at 4:08 AM

Shared great information on hidimba temple in manali. Manali is one of the very famous holiday destination among tourists.
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