Scared & Adventurous Manimahesh
The Holy place is situated in the Bharmaur Tribal valley in the Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh. Here the sacred
There is a belief that Manimahesh Yatra (Pilgrims procession) is considered equivalent to the Amarnath Yatra. The Holy bath (Nahon) has also related significance with Bada Nahon and Chhota or Yog Nahon. Bada Nahon comes after the 15th day of Yog Nahon (Chhota Nahon) and it falls on the Durbashtami or Radhashtami in the month of Bhadon. Yog Nahon falls on Krishna Janmashtami.
Pilgrimage to Manimahesh is considered incomplete unless visited Bharmani Goddess before the sacred journey to Manimahesh. Legend goes that Lord Shiva decided to reside in Lamha Dal before making his seat at Manimahesh Kailash.
Located at a height of 13,500 feet, this sacred and highest tiny lake is accessible with some easy and some not so easy treks. The lake is 35 kilometer from Bharmaur. This is an important pilgrimage centre of
The journey to the Manimahesh is performed in two stages. The first stage is Hadsar village and the second is Dhanchoo. After Dhanchoo there is Gauri Kund, just before Manimahesh. The road is a constantly ascending gradient.
Manimahesh denotes - The jewel of Lord Shiva. On the day of ritual annual dip, one can see dazzling light of the dawn coming through the tip of pyramidal
Chamba is the starting point for the Manimahesh. Visitors can reach Bharmaur, 65 km from Chamba through bus or taxi. Then from Bharmaur, the distance of 13 kilometers to reach Hadsar, can be covered by State Transport bus or by taxi. But majority of the pilgrims prefer to cover the distance on foot with many of them taking off their shoes at Bharmaur.
The next destination is Dhanchoo 11 kilometers from Hadsar, where pilgrims spend night. It can be spotted with a beautiful water fall. Between Dhanchoo and
Gauri Kund and Shiv Kalotri are two different places, where according to legend, the Lord Shiva and his consort Parvati, bathed, respectively, on the Radhastami day. The pilgrims follow the tradition.
After spending night near the sacred