Bhimakali Temple, Mandi
Stationed on the bank of river Beas, Bhimkali temple is an important religious site in Mandi. The main deity of the temple is Goddess Bhima Kali -an incarnation of Goddess Durga. There is a huge museum inside the temple which exhibits the exclusive images of Hindu Gods and Goddesses. It is believed that this is the only sight on this earth which has witnessed the Great War between Lord Krishna against the demon Banasura. The myth further says that the head of the routed king Banasura was buried in façade of entry gate of the temple.
Architecture of the temple is its sole attraction. There is a rich amalgamation of different sects-Hinduism and Buddhism in its building structure. Emerged out as the marvellous structure, Bhimakali Temple is adorned of wooden carvings bringing near to the people for the natural essence. Each and every carving on the walls of the temple depicts about the story of Goddess Bhima Kali. It is a mandatory practice for the tourist to visit the temple as it is considered as sacred. The Kali Puja is celebrated here with great zeal and enthusiasm. Also, the festival Udyapan Jag is in the row to celebrate just the once within 100 years.
Address: NH20, Bhiuli, Mandi, Himachal Pradesh 175002
Timings: 6:00 AN to 8:00 PM, Open all days
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