Anasta

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Author:Laxman Burdak, IFS (R)

Kullu district map

Anasta (अनास्त) is an ancient historical place in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. Its present name is Jagatsukh.

Variants

  • Anasta (अनास्त, जिला कांगड़ा, हिमाचल प्रदेश) (AS, p.20)
  • Jagatsukh (जगतसुख) (AS, p.20)

Location

Jagatsukh temple is located in a small village located only 6 km south of Manali in the northern end of the Kullu Valley.

History

Monument

N-HP-29, A Miniature stone Shiva temple, Jagatsukh, Kullu[1]

Jagatsukh Temple Manali

This temple is located in a small village located only 6 km south of Manali in the northern end of the Kullu Valley. Jagatsukh, which is well known for its old temples, houses a Shikhara style built Shiva temple, also known as Jagatsukh Shiva Temple. This temple is surrounded by picturesque valleys and lofty snow-clad mountains that look even striking during the winters. Other than being a Hindu pilgrimage site, this place is a perfect honeymoon destination and a lot of tourists visit this spot to enjoy the wholesome beauty of the place.[2]

Jagatsukh was the former capital of Manali and presently is the biggest village in Kullu district. Its main claim to fame is the Gaurishankar Temple, which is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. Jagatsukh can be easily reached by taxi from Manali.[3]

अनास्त

विजयेन्द्र कुमार माथुर[4] ने लेख किया है ...अनास्त (AS, p.20) हिमाचल प्रदेश का एक प्राचीन तीर्थ है जो धौम्यगंगा के तट पर स्थित है। इसका आधुनिक नाम जगतसुख है। पांडवों के पुरोहित धौम्य से, जो देश भ्रमण में उनके साथ रहे थे, इस ग्राम का संबंध बताया जाता है।

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