Manali: Manu Temple

Posted: August 2, 2013 by randommuzings in India
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_DSC0029Manali houses perhaps the only temple dedicated to the Hindu sage Manu in India. Manali gets its name from him. It is a simple wooden structure and is not know when by whom it was constructed. Thus today Hadimba Temple is more important than Manu Temple.

The Legend of Manu:

As per Indian mythology Manu was the first king who authored the Sanskrit code of law Manu-smriti that laid the foundations of the Hindu laws. As the legend goes, Manu (the Hindu version of Noah) saved the Vedas and the seven sages from the great inundation and after the great flood he landed at Manali, one of the highest points on earth. He then lived and meditated here.

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