Manimahesh

The Holy place is at Bharmaur Tribal valley an important pilgrimage centre of North India. In the Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh. Here the sacred Manimahesh Lake is situate at the base of Mount Kailash at the height of 13,500 feet. It is believe that this mountain possesses divine powers and would remain unconquered. This pilgrimage centre gains importance on two religious occasions – Janamashtami and on Radhashtami. En-route this holy place, nature offers pilgrims a plethora of experiences.

There is a belief that Manimahesh Yatra (Pilgrims procession) is considered equivalent to the Kailash Mansarover Yatra and Amarnath Yatra. The Holy Bath (Nahon) has related significance with Bada Nahon and Chhota or Yog Nahon. Yog Nahon falls on Krishna Janmashtami .Bada Nahon comes after the 15th day of Yog Nahon (Chhota Nahon) and it falls on the Radhashtami in the month of Bhadon..Between these two Nahons traditional Chhari Yatra starts from Chamba Town.

The bath in the lake is believe to cleanse the sins of a lifetime. The water to this sacred Dal (lake) is flowing from the glacier.

Chamba Town is the starting point of the Manimahesh Yatra. Visitors can reach Bharmaur, 65 kilometers from Chamba through bus or taxi. Then from Bharmaur, the distance of 13 kilometers to reach Hadsar, can be cover by State Transport bus or by taxi.  The next destination is Dhanchoo 11 K.M. from Hadsar, where pilgrims spend night.

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