Manimahesh Yatra-A Devine Trip

Manimahesh- A devine trip

Himachal Pradesh is the Land of Gods and the abode of eternal snow popularly known among the mases as ” Dev Bhoomi”  is replenished with snow clad precipitous slanting mountains, hills ranges towering peaks eye soothing green valleys steep flowing perennial rivers cascade, cool and calm lakes mountainous flora and fauna with soft graded slopes touching plains of Punjab and other places. In such places “Manimahesh” is the place where a person must visit in his lifetie

Manimahesh Lake Distance and Altitude-

Manimahesh Lake Distance and Altitude-

Beautiful Mount Kailash at Manimahesh
Manimahesh Valley
Manimahesh Yatra
Flora and Fuana of Manimahesh Valley

Manimahesh Yatra -The Manimahesh Lake is situated Twenty-six kilometers from Bharmour in the Budhil valley , one of the chief pilgrimage spots in Himachal Pradesh. The lake is situated at an altitude of 13,000 feet at the foot of the beautiful  Kailash peak (18,564 ft). Every year, on the eighth day of the light half of the moon in the month of Bhadon, a fair is held at this lake, which attracts thousands of pilgrims who assemble here to take a dip in the holy water.

Lord Shiva is the presiding deity of this fair / jatra. He is believed to reside in Kailash. A rock formation in the shape of a Shivling on Kailash is considered to be the manifestation of Lord Shiva. The snowfield at the base of the mountain is called Shiva’s Chaugan by the local people.

Mount Kailash is considered as invincible. No one has so far been able to scale this peak despite the fact that much taller peaks, including Mount Everest have been conquered many times. One story goes that once a Gaddi tried to climb the mountain alongwith his herd of sheep. He is believed to have been turned stone alongwith his sheep. The series of minor peaks below the principal peak are believed to be the remains of the ill-fated shepherd and his flock.

There is yet another legend according to which a snake also attempted to climb this peak but failed and was turned into stone. It is also believed that the devotees can have a view of the Kailash peak only if the Lord is pleased. Bad weather, when the peak is hidden behind clouds, is a sign of the Lord’s displeasure.

At one corner of the Manimahesh lake is a marble image of Shiva which is worshipped by the pilgrims who visit this place. After bathing in the holy waters, the pilgrims go around the circumference of the lake three times. The lake and its surroundings present a majestic view. The quiet waters of the lake carry the reflection of snow capped peaks that carry over the valley

Manimahesh Lake

Manimahesh is approached from different routes. Pilgrims from Lahaul-Spiti come through Kugti pass. Some from Kangra and Mandi come via Kawarsi or Jalsu passes. The easiest route is from Chamba and runs through Bharmaur. At present buses ply upto Hadsar via Bharmour. Beyond Hadsar, the pilgrims have to trek for 13 kms to reach Manimahesh.Between Hadsar and Manimahesh is an important halting place known as Dhanchho where pilgrims usually spend a night. There is a beautiful waterfall.

About one and half kilometers short of Manimahesh lake fall two religiously important water bodies called Gauri Kund and Shiva Krotri where as per popular belief Gauri and Shiva bathe respectively. The women pilgrims do take holy dip in Gauri Kund and the men pilgrims in Shiva Krotri before proceeding to Manimahesh lake.

Destination Covered :Pathankot – Chamba – Bharmour – Gaurikund – Mani Mahesh – Bharmani Mata Temple – Chaurasi Temple

Known as the famous abode of Lord Shiva, 4080 meters from sea level, Manimahesh Yatra Package offers you the scope to achieve salvation and peace. It is often referred to as the ‘Man ka Mahesh’ and Manimahesh Yatra Package 2019 can be opted if only one wishes from a pure heart. The name of the holy shrine is derived from the legendary fact because of the presence of ‘mani’ on Lord Shiva’s crown. It is believed that the reflection of full moon rays from the ‘mani’ can be seen from the lake. The visit to Manimahesh Lake is considered to be very sacred and devotees take holy dips in this lake to fulfil their wishes.

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