Three km from Manali are the Vashishtha sulphur springs. The great sage, Vashishtha, struck by sorrow at the death of his sons, tied his own hands and jumped into the river here. But the river-goddess untied him and gently guided him to the bank. Hence the river was called Bipasha she who undid the knots (pash). Vashist, a small village on the left bank of the Beas River towards Rohtang is worth a visit. It is renowned for its hot springs and temples. Nearby is the pyramidal-shaped stone-built temple, dedicated to Vashishtha Muni. There is another Lord Ram temple here. Natural hot sulphurous springs with two separate bathing tanks for gentlemen and ladies are always full of tourists. Turkish-style showers have also been built nearby. Hot water from the nearby spring is provided for swimming.