Visit Manikaran Sahib and Hot spring in Manikaran sahib is the majestic gurdwara and it is situated in the Parvati valley right along the bank of Parvati river. This is one of the most famous pilgrimage destination for Sikh and Hindu community. People come here from all around the world. It’s religious rituals, hot springs, natural steam baths, as well as the beautiful surroundings attract travelers and pilgrims. The langar served here forms an important part of this Gurudwara’s daily ritual and is big enough to feed the disciples and the needy visiting this sanctum. You can enjoy the tasty langar during your visit.
Timings: 5 AM – 12 noon and 4 PM – 9 PM
Entry fee: Nil
Hot spring in Manikaran sahib makes it more attractive for the travelers and pilgrims. These hot springs are said to contain Uranium, Sulphur, and various other radioactive elements that help cure diseases and ailments to a great extent. This is its scientific aspects by the scientists but it also has its religious aspects. Pilgrims who visit hot spring have their religious belief and some religious story makes it more faithful.
You can enjoy bathing here in hot spring. There are separate bathing sectors for men and women. You need to enter in the water slowly because water seems very hot in the beginning but during the time you will feel normal as your body adjust the temperature. People boil rice and pulses in the hot spring and east it as Prasad due to this water religious importance. Even Gurudwara uses this water for preparing Langars.
Entry fee: INR 30 per person
The Kulant Pith (Shiv Temple): Pilgrims believes that Lord Shiva stay here for short period of time especially in the Vishnu Kundu that’s why their religious belief that if they dip in to the sacred kund can wash away all the sins, anger, evil as well as skin disease, from the body. You can see the amazing architecture of the temple which you can’t see anywhere. This temple was bit damaged in 1905 but it has still managed very well. You can do the same thing here in hot spring. Both Hindu and Sikh believes for this Kund is same.
The Ramachandra Temple was built in the 17th century by Raja Jagat Singh and it is among the most popular religious centers in this area. People beliefs that Lord Shri Ram Chandra himself bought this temple here from Ayodhya which makes it more religious. It’s 17 th century architecture makes it more unique which attract pilgrims. It has its own Shrine Board which works for Temple and pilgrims care. Shrine Board has around 40 rooms which is devoted for the use of pilgrims who visit from near and far. Langar is also organized every day for everyone.
Naina Bhagwati Temple is built in remembrance of goddess Naina Bhagwati which is believed to be a divine power that emanates from Lord Shiva’s third eye. This is one of most famous temple in the Kullu even in the Himachal Pradesh. Himalayas and the Parvati river make it most adorable as pilgrims and travelers point of view.
Location: Hot Water Spring Path, Manikaran, Himachal Pradesh 175105