Vashisht Temple in Manali
is dedicated to sage Vashisht in the village. It is located
2.5 kms from Manali and 45 Kms from Kullu
across the River Beas. It is a tiny village with sulpher
water springs (Chashma). Coming from the mountains the
sulpher water gush hot and medicinal endowed with great
healing power and eliminate all skin deseases. Along with
this popularity are the 2 famous temples Vashisht and
of Lord Rama. One can see the natural beauty of snow peaked
mountains from this place along with River Beas flowing
between the banks. This place is quite famous for foriegn
tourists. One can get all types of accommodations here.
Budget as well as Luxury. The main luxury Hotel
Manu Allaya (Also known as Ambassador
Resorts) is also in Vashisht.
Vashisht also have some famous restaurants
providing special dishes for French, German peoples. Pasty
shops are quite famous at Vashisht. One can enjoy the
bath at Hot Sulpher Springs. There are seperate bathroom
ponds for Gents and Ladies.
In their move about without a definite purpose the Pandavas
and their mother, came to the territory of Hadimb Rakshash
after escaping from wax house. Bhima fell in love with
Haimba and wanted to marry her but the condition was that
he could marry her only after killing the brother. Both
lived in the area for about one year and then he joined
his brother and mother. On the other side Hadimba gave
birth to a son 'Ghototkachh'. , Hadimba looked after her
country till the time ghototkach was a child. She withdran
to the hills for meditation at Dhungri Van Vihar etc..
Thereafter a Temple was raised and She became Hadimba
Devi. She was having supernatural powers and was kind
to her people. Hadimba became the patron-deity of the
Rajas of Kullu .