Visit to Kullu-Manali on 08, 09, 10, 11 Mar, 2006


After Shimala, we visited KuluManali and could cover  Solang Valley,Hidimba Devi Temple, and Vasishtha in 2 days .

 Hidimba Temple is an ancient cave temple dedicated to Hidimba Devi, wife of Bhima, a figure in the Indian epic Mahābhārata. The temple is surrounded by a cedar forest called Dhungiri Van Vihar. The sanctuary is built over a huge rock jutting out of the ground which was worshiped as an image of the deity. The current structure was built in 1553.

Solang Valley a splendid valley between Manali and Kothi and offers the views of glaciers and snow caped mountains and peaks. The nearest glacier from Manali is in this valley. It is about thirteen kms. from Manali and one can go there either by jeep or by bus up to Palchan a village from where a jeep able road branches off to the left. 

Enjoyed snowfall, bright sun and visit to Ajani Mahadev Temple near Solang Valley This manifestation of Shiva is attributed to the penance of Anjani, Mother of Hanuman who was conceived here. The location was discovered by Guru Baba Prakash Puri Ji Maharaj after a divine vision. Today a beautiful temple adorns the site and is inhabited by holy hermits (sadhus) that welcome any visitor and are happy to serve refreshments and exchange ideas. Anjani Mahadev is accessible on foot through a 40 minute walk from Solang Nullah.

Enjoyed a lot the snowfall. The climate was at its best.  Priyanka and me walked in snow fall and reached a temple by walking barefoot many steps on the ice to take the darshan. It was horrible experience of chilled A hot milk was served once we reached the hut-like mutt with fire to maintain the temperature. 

Vasishtha:A little village located on the left bank of the Beas, but well above the river and about 3 kms beyond Manali and is renowned for its hot sulphur springs named as Bashisht or Vashist. There is a regular walled bathing pool with stone floors.

Shri Mahadevi Tirth Sathan, popularly known as Vaishnu Devi Mandir (by localities), situated about two kilometers North from the Kullu valley on Kullu Manali road, though a newly fonded temple, yet it is acknowledged like any old famous temple.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s