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In Manali, one can see this beautiful temple set amidst beautiful forest, with cedar trees not just in the background, but all around it. Temples in India are mostly brick and mortar, with impressive architecture, but this impresses primarily because of its simplicity.

Hidimbi Devi Temple, also known variously as the Hadimba Temple,is located in Manāli,a hill station in the State of Himāchal Pradesh in north India.It is an ancient cave temple dedicated to Hidimbi Devi, sister of Hidimba,who was a character in the Indian epic, Mahābhārata.The temple is surrounded by a cedar forest at the foot of the Himālayas. The sanctuary is built over a huge rock jutting out of the ground, which was worshiped as an image of the deity. The structure was built in 1553. [wikipedia]

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