Manu Temple at Manali is sacred and auspicious to the people of the region since there is no other temple dedicated to the creator of human race in the country. The Manu Temple has remained as one of the primary Manali tourist attractions since time immemorial. Manu Temple is located in old Manali, at a distance of approximate 3 km from the main market of Manali. The temple is dedicated to the Indian sage Manu, great 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 of great Manu was reconstructed in the year 1992, when the vaulted ceiling and marble floors were added. Manali Honeymoon couples 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 pray 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.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Peace of mind
Daivi Hyesa Gunamayi Mama Maya Duratyaya Mameva Ye Prapadyante Mayametam Taranti Te
Meaning -According to this sloka, the heavenly maya of God is very complicated, but those who worship God will be able to overcome it.
Balam Balavatam Caham Kamaragavivarjitam Dharmaviruddho Bhutesu Kamo'smi Bharatarsabha
Meaning -According to this sloka, God is the isolated and aloof strength of the controlling and virtuous craving in men.
Ye Caiva Sattvika Bhava Rajasastamasasca Ye Matta Everti Tanviddhi Na Tvaham Tesu Temayi
Meaning -According to this sloka, though the only source of satva, rajas and tamas (good, obsessive and dark) elements is God, they are not present within the God or the deity.
Tribhirgunamayairbhavairebhih Sarvamidam Jagat Mohitam Nabhijanati Mamebhyah Paramavyayam
Meaning -According to this sloka, the entire world doesn't recognize the eternal God beyond them, because they are consumed by the elements of satva, rajas and tamas (good, obssessive and dark).