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Temples & Legends of Himachal Pradesh
Index Of Himachal Pradesh Author
Introduction Background
Kulu - Manali Shyama Kali Temple
Manali Mandi
The Ardhanari Temple, Mandi Buddha Temple
Bijli Mahadev Idol Worship
Hidimba Banasur
Basishta Chamba
Kangra Area Manikaran
Bajreshwari Devi Chintpurni Devi Temple
Baijnath Temple Baglamukhi Deity And Her Temple
Chamunda Nandikeshwar Bilasur
Kinnaur Lahul   And Spiti
Wall Paintings Sirmur
Nath Temple  
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MANI KARAN

Shesh nag, the serpent god, was approached. In order to subside the anger of Lord Siva Shesh Nag hissed and hissed and there was a flow of boiling water passsing over the area and out came a number of precious stones of hte type which was lost. Lord Siva was pacified. The water still continues to be hot. Before the earth-quake of 1905 affecting this area also, it is said, that this boiling water used to rise, to about ten feet height.

There are several temples in the Mani Karan village. The most important is that of Lord Raghunath. The Pandas (priests) of the village claim that the idol of Rama was brought from Ayodhya and installed in this temple by the Raja of Kulu. This lacks a historic confirmation. There was also an idol of Lakshman the younger brother of Lord Rama Chandra. This has now disappeared. On the left hand side of the Lord is the idol of goddess Sita. The temple is very old and on one of the stones in its wall, the history of the temple is written which is not legible.

There is another very old temple of Lord Siva, which got tilted during the earthquake of 1905. The great prestige with which Mani Karan is held is seen by the fact that the Devatas of Kulu valley pay regular visits to Mani Karan. The followers of the individual deities at different places are carried ceremoniously in a procession to Mani Karan on specified auspicious days.

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Manikaran Temple in Kulu District
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