Holy Places in Kullu >>
Holy Places Kullu
240km from Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
Best time to travel
Mid-May to Mid-October
The most charming and beautiful
Kullu Valley spreads out its charm on either side of river Beas. The
valley runs north to south of this river and is 80kms. long and about 2kms. at
its broadest. Yet with awe inspiring glens and mossy meadows encircled by the
rushing streams and meandering brooks, flung east & west, a fairly wide area is
open to the tourists, the trekkers, the mountaineers, the artists and to anyone
who wishes to escape the heat & dust of the plains to breathe the exhilarating
air of the Himalaya and enjoy the spectacle of the variegated mountain scenery.
The valley is also famous for its exquisitely woven colourful hand made shawls
and kullu caps. Kullu was once known as “Kulanthpitha”, which means the end of
the habitable world. Beyond rose the forbidding heights of the Greater
Himalayas, and by the banks of the shining river Beas, lay the fabled 'Silver
Valley' of Kullu.
In the 17th century, Raja Jagat Singh of Kullu committed a great wrong. To atone
for the sin he sent a senior courtier to Ayodhya for a statue of Lord Raghunath
- Lord Ram. This temple was built by Raja Jagat Singh to house the image and
even today, is greatly revered. The shrine houses an image of Shri Raghunath in
Bijli Mahadev Temple:
Set on a spur that offers some spectacular views, this temple is famous for its
20m high rod that periodically draws lightning, which shatters the 'Shivalinga'
and scorches the building. Using only butter as adhesive, the 'linga' is then
carefully pieced together by the temple pundit.
Temple Bajura (15km) One of the most charming temple
in the Kullu.
Manikaran (45km) :
At 1737m, on the right bank of river Parvati. This
place is famous for hot sulphur springs revered by both both Hindus and Shikhs
piligramge. Thousand, of piligrimages have their dip in hot water. The water of
the spring is also said to be radio-active which cures many disease. While the
temperature of the water is above boling point. Rice and Dal if placed in Muslim
bag or tied up in cloth, soon be ready for eating purpose. According to an
anicient saying Manikaran is also connected with Lord Shiva and his divine
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