Manimahesh Yatra is an annual Hindu pilgrimage to
Manimahesh Lake and Kailash Peak in the Bharmaur Region of Chamba District in . The official Manimahesh Yatra 2011 begins on August 22 from Chamba and the holy dip in Manimahesh will be on 5th September 2011. The official yatra, or pilgrimage, follows the ‘Chhari’ (holy mace) from the Himachal Pradesh, India Lakshaminarayan Temple in . The state government of Himachal Pradesh conducts the Manimahesh Yatra. Chamba Town
Manimahesh Yatra begins on the Sri Krishna Janmashtami day and ends on the Radha Ashtami day. This usually takes place in month of August or September.
The water of the
Manimahesh Lake is believed to be holy and pilgrims take a holy dip and pray to the reflection of the Kailash Peak on the Lake. There is also a four-faced Shivalingam installed near the lake.
The pilgrimage is a tough one and is undertaken by staunch Shiva devotees and adventure trekkers. The sacred
is located at the height of 13,500 feet and the journey involves harsh treks. Manimahesh Lake
From Chamba town one has to travel on road to Hadsar, which is around 81 km away. From there the journey of 15 km to the
is on foot. Manimahesh Lake
You can find more details about Manimahesh Yatra and the about the route in this article.