Manimahesh Yatra 2011
Manimahesh is a famous religious pilgrimage located in Chamba District of Himachal Pradesh. Manimahesh is situated at a breathtaking height of over 5,656 m, near the Chamba-Kullu border. Manimahesh is located about 6 km south of Dancho and 6 km north-west of Bajoli.
Manimahesh is an perfect trekking spot with enchanting and serene beauty. The highlighting point is the Manimahesh Lake that is located at an altitude of 4800 meters above the sea level. The panoramic Manimahesh lake is one of the high altitude Lakes in Himachal Pradesh.
As per the Hindu Mythology It is said that Lord Shiva one of the three Lords in Hindu still stays at Manimahesh Kailash Mountain. Thousands of followers of Lord Shiva visit Manimahesh Kailash during Shivaratri and other Lord Shiva festivals to seek the blessings of Lord Shiva. The Shiva devotees in thousands go for Manimahesh Yatra and take holy dip in the Lake manimahesh. They firmly believe that this brings in peace to the society and also help in washing all their past sins
Places to visit around Manimahesh
Manimahesh Lake - The high altitude Manimahesh Lake at a height of over 4800 meters is located at the foot of the Chamba Kailas Hills just below the Manimahesh Peak. The Picturesque Manimahesh lake is very sacred for the Shiva devotees and offers enthralling view of the snow capped mountains.
Chhatrari - The Shakti Devi temple in Bharmour Chamba District is of high archaeological significance. Chhatrari is situated around 40-km from Bharmour town and is about 45km from Chamba town by road. The inhabitants of Chhatrari village are mostly form Gaddi community who are also semi-postral lot. Gaddis are engaged mostly in rearing of sheep and goats. Chhatrari village is located at an amazing height of 6,000 feet. Chhatrari village is very famous for its splendid hill-style temple of Goddess Shakti Devi.
Bharmaurr Bharmaur yet another beautiful hill station near Manimahesh is located at an altitude of over 2195 metres in Chamba District. Bharmaur used to be the ancient capital of Chamba till 920. Small enchanting town of Bharmaur with breathtaking scenic beauty is surrounded by anow capped high ranges. Bharmaue is also famous for delicious Himachal apples grown in the region in abundance.
How to Reach Manimahesh
By Train: Nearest Railway Station from Manimahesh is Pathankot (Punjab)
By Air: Nearest airport from Manimahesh is Gaggal Airport Dharamshalain around 170 kms from Chamba)
By Road: Manimahesh is around 78 kms from Chamba town. Chamba is well connected by road from Delhi, Chandigarh and other cities of Himachal Pradesh.
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