Hadima temple or Hidimba devi temple - Located amidst hills of Old Manali is a unique shrine surrounded by beautiful cedar forest and dedicated to Hadima, wife of Bhima and mother of Ghatothkach. The construction style of this temple is different from other temples with its wooden walls, doors and cone shaped roof🏯. Walking 100 metres to the left side of this temple, one can view a large tree dedicated to Ghatothkach. This place is 4 km away from mall road and in this entire stretch, there are many shops that serve great food ☕🌯🍝and offer shopping opportunities 💰💸💳
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Story Time 😁
Ghatothkach, the warrior of Darkness:
On the fourteenth day of the war, the Kaurava army, attacked the Pandava camp as night fell, breaking the rules of combat.
As the Pandava soldiers are being mercilessly slaughtered, Krishna asks Bheem to summon Ghatothkach, his son from the demoness Hidimbi.
Ghatothkach appears as soon as Bheem summons him. He wreaks havoc on the Kaurava army, as rakshas gain power and control over Maya as night falls.
Duryodhan, worried about the fate of his army, consults Bheeshmacharya, who tells him that Ghatothkach can only be slain with a divyastra. Duryodhana then orders Karna to use the vajrayudh against Ghatothkach. But Karna was reluctant as this weapon, which never misses it's mark was set as by him to kill Arjun.
But seeing the plight of the Kaurava army, Karna uses the divine weapon against Ghatothkach, killing the demon warrior.
It is later revealed that this whole incident was Krishna's plan to save Arjun from Karna's vajrayudh.