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Visit Hadimba Temple

Far away from the hustle and bustle of city life, the peaceful Hadimba temple is surrounded by towering deodar trees. It is also known as the Dhoongri Temple, as it is located inside the dhoongri forest. Mythology lovers must visit this temple as it is dedicated to Hidimba, the wife of Bhima, one of the five Pandavas prince from the great Indian epic Mahabharata. The temple has a four-tiered Pagoda shaped roof and its doorway is engraved with legendary figures and symbols.

Far away from the hustle and bustle of city life, the peaceful Hadimba temple is surrounded by towering deodar trees. It is also known as the Dhoongri Temple, as it is located inside the dhoongri forest. Mythology lovers must visit this temple as it is dedicated to Hidimba, the wife of Bhima, one of the five Pandavas prince from the great Indian epic Mahabharata. The temple has a four-tiered Pagoda shaped roof and its doorway is engraved with legendary figures and symbols.

Inside the temple, there is a 3 inch tall brass image representing goddess Hadimba Devi. There is a shrine which is dedicated to Ghatotkacha (son of Bhima-Hadimba) and is located just about 70 metres from the temple. The best time to visit the temple is during May when it organises the three day Hidimba Devi Festival. This festival attracts devotees from all over the world and features colourful folk dance performances.

Few relevant information for visitors:

  • The temple is located just 2.5 kms away from Manali.
  • It is open all days of the week from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • There are benches around the temple premises where you can relax and enjoy peaceful moments.
  • You can buy some beautiful Himachali shawls from the nearby market.




 

Timing

All days of the week 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

PREFFERED BY

God Lovers ,Photo Fanatics

TIME SPENT

2 to 3 hours

ENTRY FEE

No entry fee

Quick Info

  • Attractions

    Hill Station
  • Altitude

    2050 m
  • STD Code

    01902
  • Best Season

    Sep - June
  • State/Code

    /175131
  • LANGUAGES

    Pahari, Hindi, English