The Vasisht Village is a religiously prominent tourist place in Manali, Himachal Pradesh. It stays at a distance of 6 kilometers from Manali in Kullu district. The Vasisht Village is said to have been established by the Guru Vasisht on the banks of the river Ravi. It is estimated to be 4000 years old.
The history of Vasisht Village and Hindu mythology are tied together, and the story is as follows. Vasisht, one among the Saptarshi Guru was broken down by the news of the assassination of his children by Viswamithra. He tried to commit suicide as a way to escape from his grief. But the river did not receive him. Hence he was carried to the place now known as Vasisht Village. He set up a new lineage and established shrines which are mainly dedicated to Lord Rama, Sita, and Lakshman. The place where he tried to suicide was later known as Vipasa denotes freedom from bondage.
The Sandstone temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and the natural Springs is the core attractions of this place. It is said that these springs have therapeutic contents in it and known for curing skin conditions. The creation of hot sulfur brooke is associated with Lord Lakshman.
The hot bath complex adjacent to the temple compound offers a separate bathing area to men and women.
Even if you are not a religious person, don’t skip this place. The calmer atmosphere and the serenity of the surroundings will precisely stand for you to snap them into memories.