Siyali Mahadev Temple
At a distance of 2 km from Manali Bus Station, Siyali Mahadev Temple is an ancient religious shrine located in the Siyal area of Manali, Himachal Pradesh. It is one of the oldest temples in the region and among well-known places to visit in Manali.
Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the Shivalinga is said to be existing since ancient times. The Siyali Mahadev Temple, located on Hadimba Temple road, is incredibly famous for its architectural beauty. The rich brown color of the wooden structure and the flourishing natural vegetation with mesmerizing streams in the background is a magnificent sight that lures the number of tourists and devotees. The temple has immense religious importance to the followers of Hinduism. However, people belonging to any caste and creed are welcome to explore the architecture and offer their prayers to Lord Shiva.
There is another smaller temple built behind the Siyali Mahadev Temple. According to a legend, Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati appeared on earth from a tree trunk where the smaller temple is now built. One can contact the priest if they wish to perform such poojas here. The tranquil environment in the temple premises amidst mountain peaks, tall pine trees, and freshness in the air will calm troubled souls in an instant. Mahashivaratri is the main festival celebrated here with much fervor.
Timings: 6 AM - 7 PM