This four-storyed structure lies amid a forest, called Dhungiri Van Vihar and so this temple is also known as the Dhungiri temple. The Hadimba Temple is an ancient cave temple dedicated to Hadimba Devi, sister of Hadimb, who was a character in the Mahabharata. Goddess Hadimba was the sister of the demon Hadimb who ruled the mountains and was feared by all.
People come to visit this temple not only to offer their prayers but also witness the beauty exhibited in the construction of this temple. The temple does not contain any idol, just a footprint on a stone. The temple has a wooden doorway and the mud walls adorn stonework. The door has elaborate miniature paintings of the Goddess, animals etc. The beam of the doorway has the Navgrahas and female dancers from one of the stories of Lord Krishna.
Manali Old Manali Kullu Himachal Pradesh India 175131