Shiv Mandir Manikaran
Manikaran Temple is situated in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh near to Parvati Valley between the rivers Beas and Parvati. The temple is located at a height of 1760 metre from the sea level. This prominent temple is popular for its hot water springs and splendid picturesque. Manikaran Place is concatenated with Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Legends hold it that once while roaming through the Parvati valley, Shiva and Parvati came across the place called Manikaran and they decided to stay for a vacation. During this, Goddess Parvati lost her Mani one of her precious stones in the waters stream. On Lord Shiva’s order, Sheshnag (Serpent God) hissed thereby giving rise to a flow of boiling water. Results in, the water spread over the entire area resulting in the emergence of precious stones Goddess Parvati. Therefore, this temple got the name- Manikaran, which is now a top pilgrimage site and among the best Kullu & Manali tourist places. A Gurudwara is also fixed here, named- The Guru Nanak Devji Gurudwara which is also popular as Manikaran Gurudwara and is linked with Guru Nanak. The gurudwara has a langar that offers free food. Kulant Pith is a nearby spot situated in Manikaran is which is considered to be the most sacred pith across India. Ramchandra Temple is very near to Manikaran Temple which is the one of the renowned temples of Kasol in Himachal- Pradesh. MahaShivratri is celebrated among local residents and ardent devotees of Lord Shiva who come a long way for the commemoration.