Anjani Mahadev is a small Shiva temple around two kilometres uphill from the Solang Valley. The temple is termed as Amarnath of Kullu, as it forms a snow Shiva Linga in winters. The trek to Anjani Mahadev is snow walk from Solang ground to the temple uphill. The height of the Shiva-ling depends on the amount of snowfall, with sometimes the Shivling reaching the height of 15-20 meters.
Best time to trek for Anjani Mahadev-
The trek to Anjani Mahadev is best in summers because of no slippery ice and a very friendly weather to explore and enjoy the raw beauty of the natural surroundings. The only drawback of visiting the place in summers is, no Shivling. The Shivling only appears in extreme winters and is short lived. As the climate grows warm, the Shivling melts quickly and turns into water in no time. To witness the Shivling one has to battle all the odds; like harsh winters, heavy snowfall and slippery treks. The less amount of oxygen is also a negative factor during winters.
Facts about Anjani Mahadev-
- An important Hindu temple in the state of Himachal Pradesh.
- The trek is one of the most scenic and beautiful routes with snow clad mountains and lush green meadows.
- The trek is around two kilometers uphill from Solang valley, near Manali.
- The temple is situated next to a waterfall on the base of a mountain.
- The waterfall forms the source of Manalsu waterfall, an important tributary of Beas.
- Lush green meadows with snow capped mountains and a thin stream of water form the perfect nature’s outing.
- A bowl of Maggi and cup of tea in the serine surroundings are cherry on the top of the cake.
AUTHOR’S PERSONAL NOTE-
The divine and serine atmosphere of the temple and its surroundings cannot be described in words. The beautiful surroundings and the mile long trek makes you discover yourself. Though the path is rough and full of obstacles, the end result will definitely leave you awestruck and speechless. In my personal opinion a trip to Manali is incomplete without visiting the holy Anajani Mahadev.