Manikaran Gurudwara is a most prominent place of worship for Sikhs. It is located in the small town of Manikaran, 45 km away from Kullu district. The Gurdwara is popularly known as Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji Gurudwara or Gurudwara Manikaran Sahib. The shrine was built at the site where Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji (the first Sikh Guru) came with his disciple Bhai Mardana and Bhai Bala. Bhai Mardana was asked to arrange for langar (food). Many people donated flour and pulses for the welfare of the people. However, he could not make arrangements for the fire to cook food. Then, Guru Nanak Dev Ji lifted a stone from hot spring water letting Sikhs able to cook rice and beans.
The pilgrim’s shrine is thronged by numerous devotees each year to pay homage to Guru Nanak Dev Ji in the verge of seeking spiritual rejuvenation. While planning a trip to Manikaran, do not forget to savor a meal at langar and take the religious dip in the hot water spring famed with healing properties to pay your devotion.