Manali - Hidimba temple
The Temple of Hadimba devi was built by Maharaja Bahadur Singh in 1533. And also known as Dhoongri Temple. It is believed that the Bhim one of the Pandav brothers of Mahabharata kill the demon Hadimb and marry her sister Hadimba. After that Hadimba perform the great tapa and became Godess.
The main feature of the Temple are a four tiered pagoda shaped roof and beautiful carved door. It is one half kilometer from the bus stand a Colorful Festival is held here in May every year .Temple glistens like a silver needle in the sun, this is a bisible even from Kullu. In this temple of Lightening , the tall staff attracts the divine blessing in the form of lightening, it is said. with every flash of the lightening , coming down the staff, the Shinva Ling is shattered into pieces. These are put toghter by the priest and covered with satto and butter. The image is restored to its orginal oneness till another similar flash repeats the miracle. The cycle goes on.