Jamula Temple in KulluMalana village is a very ancient village in the north eastern part of Kullu valley which is located at 3029 meters above the sea level. The village of Malana is located in Parvati valley near Malana Nala. Leaving Malana Village without visiting the Jamula Temple can be a great reason to regret. The experience of visiting the Jamula Temple is very unique as you can rejoice a temple which is almost hundreds of years old.
History of Jamula TempleThe main attraction of this village is the fact it is far from the madding crowd and the lifestyle of this village is still the same one. Sage Jamlu settled here and founded customs, rituals, rules and social structure of the village. Today, also all the villagers follow the same rules and regulations in all parts of their life. This village is completely untouched by outside influences. The villagers worship Sage Jamula as their main deity in the village. The main deity of the village, Jamula Rishi Devta is located in the center of the village. It is also considered as the sacred by the Gaddi tribe. As per the legend, the sage had traveled to lot of places for finding a good place to mediate. Also, he was carrying pictures of 18 gods and goddesses in his bag.
At some point, the picture fell down and scattered all over the valley. He found the best place to mediate in Malana. The Jamula Temple is one of the important sightseeing spots and temple of the village. This place is used as the court for resolving different disputes in the village. The temple is very simple with typically hilly architecture which is prevalent in the valley.
Facilities at Jamula Temple in MalanaAs the village is far from the crowds, there are few or no facilities. Also, the residents of the village consider the outsiders as impure. If you touch them or any of their possessions, you are sure to give them offence. So, it is better that, you should carry your own food and other items with you on this trip. You can also wait till you reach other villages in the vicinity such as Kasol after the trip to Jamula temple.
Reach Jamula TempleJamula temple is located in Malana village at walking distance. The village Malana is just 50 kilometers away from Kullu valley by road. After that, the visitors have to do trekking for 3 kilometers. The Malana village and Kullu valley are connected with two mountain passes. You can also hire a taxi from Jari which is 23 kilometers away from Malana village. There are no public buses for Malana Village.
If you want to visit this place, you have to do trekking for 3-4 hours from the side of Kasol village.
Opening Hours of Jamula TempleThe temple is open all the week from 5 am in the morning to 12 pm in the afternoon. Then it opens at 4 pm and closes at 9 pm at night. The duration of the visit to the temple is 1 hour.
Best Season to visit Jamula TempleThe best time to visit Jamula temple is from May to October. This is due to the fact that the winter season is very severe at this place.
Accommodation near Jamula TempleThere are some budget hotels near Malana village. But, as most of the people prefer to visit the temple as one day trip, they stay in Kullu valley where there are most of the facilities.
Contact details of Jamula Temple
Kullu - 175131
Phone no.: 0190 1253 531