Mudra Rakshash had written in the sixth century by Visakha Datta
mentions Kulute. Some assert the book was written in the fourth century. If Kulu or Kalute
or Kulanta- pitha was the lands end Manali has been taken to be the area where the world
began. The legend is well-known in the area and highly interesting. In different parts of
the world the same type of mythology has grown as to the emergence of the human race.
There was a Great Deluge before the
emergence of the new race of mankind.
The great sage Manu was warned of the
impending calamity by a small fingerling (fish) that wanted protection in lieu of guiding
what Manu should do to save himself. A boat was to be built and when the deluge overtakes
Manu Maharaj should get into the boat with the seven other great sages (Sapta-Rishi)
Kashyap, Attri, Vasishtha, Visvamitra, Gautam, Jamdagni and Bharadwaj.