Manu Temple is located in old Manali, at a distance of three kilometers from the main market. The temple is dedicated to the Indian sage Manu, who is said to be the creator of the world and the writer of Manusmriti. Though temple is situated in a congested place, visitors from across the globe come to visit it. The charming location of Manu Temple, on the bank side of river Beas, adds to its attraction. The temple was rebuilt in the year 1992, when the vaulted ceiling and marble floors were added.
Travelers are advised to wear dresses covering the knees and shoulders,
while inside the temple. To reach the temple, one has to traverse
through the slippery stone paths that lie before its premises. The
ancient temple is a prominent place of worship for the local people of
Manali, who arrive everyday to offer their prayer to the creator of
humanity. Local people consider it sacred and auspicious and visit it
regularly. Its popularity also lies in the fact that it is the only
temple dedicated to Manu - the creator of human race, in India.
Manu Temple has remained as one of the primary Manali tourist
attractions, since times immemorial. It is believed to be the place
where sage Manu meditated after stepping on earth. Manali has a distinct
historical background that is appealing to most people who visit the
pilgrim spot. According to Hindu mythology, Manu sage is the divine
creator of the human race in the world. It was in this region that the
sage dwelt and meditated. Whenever you visit Manali, make sure to see
the temple too.