Hadimba Temple, Manali

     State : Himachal Pradesh

     City : Manali
Hadimba Temple

Situated in Dhoongri, a village in Manali, Hadimba Temple is one of the ancient Temples in Himachal. the Hadimba Temple is correlated with the Mahabharata. Due to its location, the temple of Hadimba is also known as the Dhoongri temple.

The Hadimba Temple is constructed after Devi Hadimba, The wife of Bhim (second Pandav brother). The story of the Mahabharata says that Bhim killed Hadimba's brother Hadimb, a devil and married Hadimba in due course. After Hadimba's wedding to Bhim, she undertook a absolution and gave birth to a son known as Ghatochkach. In the later years her son appeared to be a audacious fighter. From then onwards, Hadimba is worshiped as Devi Hadimba, a goddess.