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Manikaran Gurudwara is situated on NH 21 in Himachal Pradesh, India. The nearest airport is in Bhuntar which is 35 kms. from Manikaran. It is at an altitude of 1760 m. It is 45 kms. from Kullu, the district headquarter. It is 295 kms from Chandigarh, 435 kms from Amritsar, 225 kms from Shimla. It is well connected by road also. The parvati river flows along this gurudwara.
Manikaran is a pilgrimage centre for Hindus and Sikhs. The Hindus believe that Manu recreated human life in Manikaran after the flood, making it a sacred area. It has many temples and a gurudwara. There are temples of the Hindu deities Rama, Krishna, and Vishnu. The area is well known for its hot springs and its beautiful landscape.
According to legend, when the Hindu God Shiva and his consort Parvati were walking in the valley, Parvati dropped one of her earrings. The jewel was seized by Shesha, the serpent deity, who then disappeared into the earth with it. Shesha only surrendered the jewel when Shiva performed the cosmic dance, the Tandava and shot the jewel up through the water. Apparently, jewels continued to be thrown up in the waters at Manikaran until the earthquake of 1905.