Top 5 Religious Places in Himachal Pradesh
20 Oct 2020

Top 5 Religious Places in Himachal Pradesh

Post by Tejasv Sharma

Himachal Pradesh is one of the states in India which is yet to be fully discovered. Though this state is known for tourist attraction but also attracts pilgrims with the same intensity. Himachal Pradesh has numerous religious places for Hindus as well as for Tibetans. 

The place where Lord Shiva resides and where Dalai Lama lives. It’s a state where you can feel the energy of God with nature all around, the peace you get from inside is at another level. In this blog, we are going to discuss the top religious places and temples where you can connect with the energy of God in peace.

image: Wikipedia

Jwala Devi, Kangra 

Wala Devi temple is one of the oldest temples in the state with an interesting story attached to it. This is the story of Emperor Akbar. Once, Akbar visited this place and tried everything extinguish the eternal flame by various means and was testing the power of Jwala Devi. 

When he failed in every attempt, he offered Devi a heavy golden umbrella to salivate for his sin. However, Jwala Devi denied his offering and the golden umbrella turned into unknown metal. From then this powerful shrine named as Jwala Devi Temple and has huge pilgrim attraction. 

Manikaran Sahib Gurudwara, Manikaran 

One of the biggest religious place for Sikhs, Gurudwara at Manikaran and very famous for its miraculous hot water spring. The spring contains sulphur which has the curative properties that help every pilgrim to get rid of their physical disease.

Manikaran Sahib Gurudwara is not less than a magical place, visit the Gurudwara, take the blessings, feel the energy and don’t miss amazing Langar.

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Baijnath Temple, Kangra District

Baijnath temple of Lord Shiva is more than 5000 years old, situated in a small town named Baijnath and about 50 km from Dharamshala which is the district headquarters. It is said that Ravana worshipped Lord Shiva and he was tricked by the god to put down the Shivlinga and later Shivlinga became immovable from the place. You will see lots of Visitors during Shravana and on a special day like Shivratri.

image: Naina devi website

Naina Devi, Bilaspur

Naina Devi temple is counted in one of Shaktipeeth of Devi, situated nearly 100 km from Chandigarh in Bilaspur district of Himachal Pradesh. You will see a sea of pilgrims on special days like Navratri. There is another Naina Devi temple exist in Nainital by which the place Nainital got this name.

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Hidimba Devi, Manali

One of the most crowded temple, situated in Manali also has a story in its history. Nearly 500 years ago, the temple was made by the king of the region to honour her. Hidimba Devi (one of the wives of Bhima) was born in a demon race who was a noblewoman by nature. It is said that Hidimba Devi once meditated at this place and her footprints preserved inside the temple by the authorities. One should visit and explore the iconic temple in Manali.

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