The Vashisht temple is believed to be more than 4000 years old. Vashist is a small village about three km from Manali across the Beas River. Vashisht Temple is dedicated to Maharishi Vashist, one of the seven ancient sages of Hindu mythology. Inside the temple, there is a black stone image of the Rishi wearing a dhoti.
The Vashist Temple is decorated with excellent and beautiful carvings on wood.
It is famous for Vashist Temple and natural sulfur hot springs. The spring is very popular and always crowded. Many visitors here take a bath in the holy water to get rid of illnesses and infections.
The natural elevation offers great views of the lower valleys and the Beas River. There is a wooden temple, near the hot water spring, that is dedicated to him.
The hot springs are believed to have medicinal value with separate bathing arrangements for men and women attracting tourists and pilgrims. There are stunning sandstone temples nearby the Vashisht Temple, as well as several little stores where you can buy trinkets and religious items.