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Hidimda Devi Temple

Hidimda Devi Temple

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Hidimdi Devi Temple is located in Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India. Other name of this temple is Hidimba Temple. This temple is dedicated to Hidimbi Devi. She is the sister of Hidimba. Hidimba and Hidimbi are the character in the epic Mahabharata.   What to see at Hidimba Devi Temple: This is ancient cave temple. Temple is surrounded by cedar forest. Over the huge rock cutting out of the ground a sanctuary was built. This is worshiped as image of the deity.  In 1553, a structure was built.  It is believed that temple was built at the place where Hidimba did meditation. Hidimba got married to Bhima, one of the brothers of Pandavas. They gave birth to Ghatotkacha.   Structure of this temple is the main attraction of this temple. It was carved with wooden doors. Tower above the sanctuary is 24meters tall. Tower consists of 3 square roofs. Roofs are covered with timber tiles. Main door carving of the temple is Goddess Durga. Mud covered stone work can be seen at the base of the temple. Inside the temple enormous rock work can be seen. Goddess Hidimba Devi image is only 3 inches. 70 meters away from this temple a shrine is dedicated to Ghatotkacha son of Hidimba. Footprints of the Goddess can be seen here.   What to see around Hidimba Devi Temple: Jagatsukh: It is located 8kms away from the temple. Jagatsukh consists of several temples dedicated to Goddess Sandhya Gayatri and Lord Shiva. Earlier this place acted as capital of Kullu. Arjun Caves are another attraction here. Naggar Castle: This was built by Raja of Kullu before 600 years. Now it was converted into heritage hotel. From this castle visitors can have excellent view of Naggar Valley. It is located 21kms away from the temple. Nehru Kund: After drinking water from the pond by Jawaharlal Nehru it was named as Nehru Kund. It is located 7kms away from the temple. Vashisht: This village is having a temple which is dedicated to Sage Vashisht who is the Guru of Lord Rama. Several sand stone temples and natural springs can be enjoyed here by the tourists. It is located 4kms away from the temple. Rahala and Rozy Waterfalls:...

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Sariska Tiger Reserve

Sariska Tiger Reserve

in Fort, History, Jeep Safari, Mahabharata, Mughal, North India, Pandavas, Rajasthan, Temple, Wildlife Sanctuary | 0 comments

Sariska Tiger Reserve is an Indian National Park. It is located in Alwar district of Rajasthan, India. In 1955, it was declared as Wildlife reserve and in 1978, this national park attained the status of Tiger Reserve. This is the part of Aravalli Ranges. Bengal Tigers is the major attraction of this reserve. In the world this is the first reserve where the relocation of tigers has been done successfully.   What to see in Sariska Tiger Reserve: Kankwadi Fort: It is one of the attractions of the tiger reserve. This fort belongs to 16th century. It was built by Jai Singh II. For the succession of the throne, Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb briefly imposed his brother Dara Shikoh in this fort. Pandupol: In the centre of the reserve, visitors can find Pandupol. This was the retreat to the Pandavas. It is located on the hill of the reserve. Hanuman Temple: This temple also can be seen at Pandupol. This temple is acting as a source of problem to wildlife, due to heavy traffic problem. Nilkanth Temples: These temples are other attractions of this reserve. These temples are built by Bargujars. These temples are built between 8th to 13th centuries. Tal Briksh: It is located to the north of the reserve. This place is famous for warm water springs. Wild Life:  Apart from Bengal Tigers, several other wild animals can also be seen here. These animals include Tiger, Jackal, Hyena, Cat, Wild Dog, and Leopard. Plenty of Rhesus Monkeys can be seen here. Other major species of this sanctuary are Langur,  Wild Boar, Chausingha, Nilgai, Chitel, Sambar. Along with animals several birds can also be seen here. Some major bird attractions of this place are Great Indian Horned Owl, Crested Serpent Eagle, Golden Beaked Wood Pecker, Tree Pie, Sand Grouse, Bush Quali, Grey partridge, Peafowl etc.   What to see around Sariska Tiger Reserve: Naldeshwar Shrine: Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple belongs to 18th century. Dense greenery around the temple looks so beautiful. This temple is located in the highway between Sariska and Alwar which is 25kms away from the park. Bathrihari: It is located 11kms away from the park. This place is always busy with the...

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