Wednesday, 5 December 2012

HADIMBA TEMPLE-HIMACHAL PRADESH

Hadimba Temple - Manali
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 About Hadimba Temple

The Hadimba Devi Temple is dedicated to the wife of Bhim, one of the Pandava brothers.
Bhim married Hadimba and stayed togather for a year. Hadimba gave birth to his son and took care of him till he was old enough to look after the kingdom. After this, she went into isolation and meditated. The place chosen by Hadimba for her meditation was Dhungri. Later, in 1553, a four storeyed wooden temple was erected in her respect.

The temple is constructed in pagoda style and has no idol within. A footprint on stone is at the centre of worship. A fair remembering Raja Bahadur Singh (who constructed the temple) is also held on the first of Savan every year. This fair is known as the Bahadur Singh Re Jatar.


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