Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Gurudwara Manikaran Sahib, Kullu, Himachal Pradesh

Gurudwara Manikaran Sahib is located about 40 kms from Kullu, via Bhuntar in Himachal Pradesh at a height of approx 5800 ft.

The Gurudwara Sahib is located on the banks of Parvati river (with freezing cold water) and is famous for its hot boiling sulphur springs revered by many who come for a dip in the curing waters.

Guru Nanak Devi Ji visited this place along with his disciples Bala and Mardana. Mardana felt hungry and told Guruji that he has atta (flour) but no means to cook. Guruji asked him to remove a rock and a hot water spring appeared from beneath.

Guruji asked Bhai Mardana to put the rotis into the spring. When the rotis started sinking, Guruji told him to pray and offer the first one to the Almighty in his prayer. Mardana prayed and the cooked rotis came floating.

Till date an extensive Langar is prepared in this Gurudwara using these very hot springs.