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.