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Hidimba Devi Temple


Hidimbi Devi Temple, also known as Dhungiri Temple, Located in Manali, a hill station in the State of Himachal Pradesh in north India. It is an ancient cave temple devoted to Hidimbi Devi, wife of Bhima, a man in the Indian epic Mahābhārata. The temple is surrounded by a cedar forest called Dhungiri Van at the foot of the Himalayas. The sanctuary is built over a huge rock extending out of the ground which was worshipped as an image of the deity. The Temple was built in 1553.


The Temple was built in 1553 AD by Maharaja Bahadur Singh. The temple is constructed around a cave where Devi Hidimba performed meditation. Hidimbi born into a Rakshasa family, Hidimba pledged to marry one who would defeat her brother Hidimb, who was supposed to be very powerful, and brave. During the Pandava's separation, when they visited Manali; Bhima, one of the five Pandavas, killed Hidimb, So Hidimba married Bhima and gave birth to their son Ghatotkacha.

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Type of Place

  • Historical
  • Temple

Prefered For

  • Couples
  • Family
  • Friends
  • Kids
  • Senior Citizen


  • Kullu–Manali Airport

Important Information

  • Timing - All days of the week 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM


  • Hidimba Devi is worshipped by Manali's people as a deity. During Navaratri, all Hindus over the nation worship Goddess Durga, but people in Manali worship Hidimba Devi. Lines of people can be seen outside the temple, but the visitor increases during Navaratri.

Things to Buy

  • Handicraft, Idols and Handlooms

Things to Eat

  • Dham River Trout Masala Omlet

Things to enjoy

  • Navaratri Festival.
  • Dhungari Mela