The most auspicious Hindu festival in a calendar year, Navratri, when Hindus offer respect and tribute to the glory of the supreme goddess by maintaining a 9 day period of abstinence is in honour of Durga devi all over India. However in Manali, devotees worship and pay tribute and offerings to Hidimba Devi instead during the period of Navratri. The Hidimba Devi temple was constructed in 1553 by Maharaja Bahadur Singh. It is a modest pagoda style wooden temple in the middle of the cedar forest built over a rock jutting out of the ground which is worshipped as the image of the Hidimba devi in the main sanctum of the temple.
Hidimba Devi Temple open at 08:00 AM to 06:00 PM