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Manikaran Gurudwara

One of the most renowned Sikh pilgrimage site near Manali, Manikaran Gurudwara is a secred shrine of Sikhs is located right along the banks of the Parvati river. It is believed that the location of Manikaran Gurudwara Sahib is the exact meditative spot of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. The divinity of the Gurudwara is so much that pilgrims actually believe that there lies no need to visit the other religious centers of India, post visiting this place. Not just an honoured place for the Sikhs, Manikaran holds much significance even for the Hindus. In the vicinity of the famed Gurudwara, erupts three hot water springs, which are primarily used as scared bathing ghats. One of them is located under the Gurudwara and the rest two, just adjacent to it.

Legends has it that these hot water springs erupted due to the effort of Sheshnag, when Lord Shiva was trying to relocate the lost jewel of Goddess Parvati. In an attempt to avoid the wrath of Lord Shiva, Sheshnag threw way precious stones from Earth, which culminated in the eruption of these hot water springs. Owing to such mythological beliefs, Manikaran Gurudwara is amongst the top tourist attractions in Manali.