Friday, March 1, 2013

In the month of August/September the annual famous yatra of Manimahesh commences from Laxmi-Narayana Temple in Chamba.  The CHHARI is taken to the sacred lake of Manimahesh, which is one of the chief pilgrimage destination in the district. Off late people from north India and beyond have started visiting this sacred lake at Manimahesh. The lake is situated at the height of 13,500 feet above sea level and at the base of Manimahesh Kailsah peak (18,564 feet), 92 km from Chamba, where pilgrims take holy dip. Manimahesh Kailash is a virgin peak. In 1968 an Indo-Japanese team led by Nandini Patel made an unsuccessful attempt to scale the peak. The devout attribute the failure to the divine prowesses of the holy mountain. On the margin of the lake is a small marble Shivaling called CHAUMUKHA. 

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