Shrouded in mystery, this expanse of the Himalayas is the custodian of spirituality that gods and humans share and celebrate together. The presiding deity of the valley, Hidimba—a woman who, through her self-effort, arose as a goddess—is testimony that all of us have the potential to transcend our limitations and reclaim our divine nature in this lifetime. This is what the valley stands for. Manali and the surrounding peaks and valleys are the cornerstone of the Himalayan Tradition.
This is the home of the goddesses Chamunda, Vajreshwari, Chintapurni, Jwalamukhi, Shikari Devi, and Tripura Sundari, and the playground of the great masters Vashishta, Lomas, Markandeya, Vyasa, and Parashurama. Pilgrimage to this land means the pilgrimage to the 5,000-year-old Tradition and basking in the love, wisdom, protection, and guidance of these divinities and the Sages. These divinities and masters together form the living body of tantra, more precisely, the Sri Vidya Tradition of tantra.