Hadimba Devi Mandir, Manali

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Hadimba Temple in Manali or Dhungiri temple in Manali is one of the most important temples in the region. This four story wooden temple is located in the middle of a forest called the Dhungiri Van Vihar. From the name of the forest parkland this temple derives its name. This temple was erected in 1553 and is dedicated to Goddess Hadimba.

The Hadimba devi temple was built in 1553 AD by Maharaja Bahadur Singh . The Hadimba temple is four storeyed with a pagoda shaped roof and a front doorway covered with figures and symbols.There is a steep footpath to the temple or a longer motorable road. Outside one can see hang deer antlers and markhor horns donated by local hunters. Hadimba is supposed to be the wife of Bhima in the epic of Mahabharata. Also known as the Dhungri temple, its site of a major festival held in May