Manimahesh Yatra Begins

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Manimahesh Yatra begins for this season and a holy dip at 4170 Mtr with a view of Kailash is ON.

The month-long Manimahesh pilgrimage began in the mountainous Bharmour tribal region of Chamba district yesterday.

It is for the first time that duration of the pilgrimage has been officially extended from 15 days to a month which would conclude on September 17 on the occasion of Radhashtami.

Pilgrims and devotees of Lord Shiva will take holy dip in the sacred icy waters of Manimahesh lake at an altitude of 4,170 m with a view of Kailash peak (5,656 m), the abode of Lord Shiva.

Meanwhile, local officials are on the job to carry out assignments allotted to them such as regulation of traffic, parking lots, transit health centres, huts for rest and stay, fuel, water and electricity besides toilet blocks en route for convenience of the devotees.

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  1. <p align="justify">Hi Vamam,
    <p align="justify">I am not sure about your days in hand, mode of transport, starting point but you can follow in this way—
    <p align="justify">Day 1 and Day 2 | Take train to Pathankot and reach then shared/private taxis or bus to Chamba

    <p align="justify">Day 3 | Chamba you need to go to Bharmour again by private/shared taxis or HRTC buses. There are lots of temples to see around Bharmour so do spare a day at this lovely place. Do not miss to see Brahmani Devi temple (around 4 KMs) which offers some stunning views.

    <p align="justify">Day 4 | Bharmour – Hadsar – Dancho
    <p align="justify">Bharmour you need to reach Hadsar, some 15 KMs approx. away by road, which will be the starting point of the Manimahesh Trek. Hadsar is also the confluence of two rivers but I don’t know the
    <p align="justify">names, one may be Rawi but just a guess.

    <p align="justify">Day 5 | Start a bit early to reach the Manimahesh Lake and stay overnight at Gouri Kund.

    <p align="justify">Day 6 | Take dip in the holy lake and return to Dancho.

    <p align="justify">Day 7 | Dancho – Hadsar – Bharmour – Chamba

    <p align="justify">Day 8 | Chamba – Pathankot

    <p align="justify">I hope this helps, please let me know incase you need further details.

    <p align="justify">Regards,
    <p align="justify">Dheeraj sharma

  2. VAMAN KADAM on

    Please late me know in detail about the yatra accordingly the minimum days reqired. We are three males

  3. MANIMAHESH YATRA 2011

    Manimahesh Lake is situated at 27 Kms from Bharmour at the foot of Manimahesh Kailash. Lord Shiva is believed to reside on this snow-covered mountain. The lake and peak are considered sacred and a fair called as Manimahesh fair (Manimahesh Yatra) is held at the lake each and every year in the month of August and September; the Yatra starts from Janamastami to Radhastami each and every year. It is believed that on this occasion both Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati gets the bath in the Lake. For this holy moment lacks of peoples comes from the country and abroad to take holy bath in the Manimahesh Lake. Providing a rare occasion to see and study the customs and rituals of the local people. And the glorious view of Manimahesh Kailash touches the hearts of visitor in the morning and at the time of sun rising. Regarding Manimahesh Kailash it is said that no one has been able to climb to the peak. Local legends clarifying that people point out rock projections, human-like in appearance, and say that one is of a hermit, the other of a shepherd, frozen stiff during their futile effort to reach the top. Many holy places come in the way to Manimahesh, at the distance of 6 km from Hadsar, a Dhancho famous for water fall and after 5km from Dhancho Gourikund come. Gauri is another name of Parvati, the consort of Lord Shiva. A dip in this lake is considered sacred because it is believed that Parvati used to bath in this lake. About one kilometer ahead is the Shiva Kalotri spring-said to have its source in Lord Shiva's feet. After a short run reaches the Manimahesh Lake in this shallow circular lake gives it an enchanting appearance. A roofless temple, conspicuous with many iron trinkets, is seen on the opposite side. As per legends it is necessary to take bath in Brahmani’s pool before Manimahesh Lake.

    SCHEDULE OF YATRA HAS GIVEN BELOW FOR 2011

    CHOTA SNAN WILL BE HELD ON 21th August 2:26 Pm – 22th August 4:15pm ( Janamastami)

    BADA SNAN WILL BE HELD ON 4th September 11:53Pm – 5th September 10:35 Am (Radhastami)

  4. Hello Sunil,
    So, far the dates for Manimahesh Yatra 2011 have not been announced. As soon as the dates are announced I will update you with them.
    Regards,
    Dheeraj Sharma

  5. <p align="justify">Glad to hear that you are planning for Manimahesh this year. First thing I must tell is that currently dates for the Manimahesh Yatra are not announced for this year yet. Secondly, if you plan for a pilgrimage then the correct time period is Janamashtmi to Radhaashtmi. Please let me know your mode of transport, starting point of journey and days in hand. Based on basic assumptions I can suggest the following points for Manimahesh Yatra –
    <p align="justify"> 
    <p align="justify">1. Manimahesh situated at an altitude of about 13500 feet in Chamba District of Himachal Pradesh. You need to reach Chamba first either by Train to Pathankot and then shared/private taxis or bus to Chamba. Delhi to Chamba would be close to 620 KMs.
    <p align="justify">2. From Chamba you need to go to Bharmour again by private/shared taxis or HRTC buses. This road is quite narrow and steep so it takes some time to cover the 65 odd KMs.
    <p align="justify">3. There are lots of temples to see around Bharmour so do spare a day at this lovely place. Do not miss to see Brahmani Devi temple (around 4 KMs) which offers some stunning views.
    <p align="justify">4. From Bharmour you need to reach Hadsar, some 15 KMs approx. away by road, which will be the starting point of the Manimahesh Trek. Hadsar is also the confluence of two rivers but I don't know the names, one may be Rawi but just a guess.
    <p align="justify">5. The trek is 16 KMs long and you can split it in two days. First day you can reach Dancho which is approx. 7 KMs. There is a waterfall at Dancho.
    <p align="justify">6. Second day start a bit early to reach the Manimahesh Lake and stay overnight at Gouri Kund.
    <p align="justify">7. Next morning the holy dip in the lake next morning and either stay for another day if you have time on hands or start back the same way.
    <p align="justify">8. There is another trek from the Manimahesh Lak,e a bit harder I think, to Kamal Kund approx. 4Kms ahead.
    <p align="justify"> 
    <p align="justify">There is another route as well to the Manimahesh Lake via which is not taken by tourists, generally. It is considered as more stiffer and I am least aware of it. Just be prepared for the trek as it is moderately hard, I should say and if you are the first timer then it will be hard as 13.5 K feets is not so easy friend. All of you must be fit in terms of health to do it.
    <p align="justify"> 
    <p align="justify">Please let me know if you need more details or if you need an itinerary for the trip.
    <p align="justify"> 
    <p align="justify">Regards,
    <p align="justify">Dheeraj Sharma

  6. vipin pandya on

    we r plan to visit manimahesh parvt durring the Second week of july-11, round about 30 person are intresting to visit holy parvat of manimahesh and Kinnor Parvat also please advise us on mail vipinpandya032yahoo.com

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