The Jogini waterfalls stream down to join the rapid rivers of Beas in the lower Kullu Valley. It is a sacramental place for the villagers of Manali, and is therefore considered as a Shakti Peeth. Jogini falls are located on the northern suburb of Vashisht Village. The waterfalls were initially the ritual bathing place of ‘joginis’ or daughters of Indra who abstained from marriage.
A small shrine can be seen below the admirable falls. People from the villages pay visits to the temple to make their offerings. The temple surroundings are well kept and peaceful by the locals. At the time of special occasions, rituals are performed and special food is cooked. Jogini Devi is also known as ‘Fungni’ that is restricted to the valley of Kullu. Mahamaya Devi is the Sanskrit translation of Jogini which means ‘Goddess of great illusions’.
The trek to the waterfalls is indeed a breathtaking experience with craggy paths and azure green brooks. The waters flow through an array of small hills, which is really worth relishing. On the way you can see a horde of shops and eateries that sell local delicacies like aata namkeen, rajma and kadi chawal.
The Jogini waterfalls is bliss for photo fanatics and green panthers as it gives a good opportunity to marvel at the beauty of nature in its full glory. The perfect time to click pictures is at dusk and dawn, especially when the sunlight reflects on the pristine waters, knitting a mystical effect..
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