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An oil painting by my mother Dr.Meera Verma depicting the communal riots….

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Vashishtha Village and Temples are named after the sage Vashishtha who was the teacher of Lord Rama. Walking to the Vashishtha Village and Temple is the best thing to do for nature-lovers. It gives the true feel of the village, the traditional dresses and the beauty. The temples here are famous. Also are the famous hot-water Sulphur springs …..truly an experience!

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Next day was sunny and we walked up to the Vashishtha Temple which is 3kms from Manali, located on a steep hill. We found a puppy on the way and he followed us to the village 🙂 Saw a small tea-shop like a blessing on the way….both of us sat there, my husband, Dr.Veerottam played mouth-organ….Nature, Love and Music…..What else can anyone wish for? Felt truly blessed and happy…..

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Next day we came to know that the roads to Rohtang Pass and the other nearby places were closed due to snow. So we decided to make the most of our stay and cover Manali on foot. This proved to be a good decision as we saw much of the natural beauty around which we could have missed if we had hired a car.

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We came to know that Hidimaba Devi Temple was nearby and walked to it. It is one of the most important temple in Manali. Hidimba was the wife of Bhim, one of the Pandavas of Mahabharata.The temple enshrines her footprints. It has a pagoda roof and is built in the middle of a forest called Dhungiri Van Vihar.

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The temple has some beautiful and artistic wooden carvings which depict mythological characters and motifs of animals & cosmic dancers.

Some photographers were clicking tourists’ pictures in native dress. We also got our pictures clicked.Can’t post those as we looked…..  😛 ‘Different’ Yes, thats the right word 🙂

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