Manimahesh Yatra Rakshabandhan Snan is held on the day of Rakshabandhan every year. 2017 will be held on Monday, August 07, 2017. Rakshandhan Snan holds imense importance as it is one of the very auspicious day in Hindu religion. Every year regardless of official period of Manimahesh Yatra it is also considered auspicious to take holy bath in Manimahesh lake on religiously important days of hinduism like Puranmashi, Shivratri, Rakshabandhan, Ganesha Chaturthi etc. Pilgrimage to Lord Shiva in himalayas is considered one of most important pilgrimages in India. Devotees of Lord Shiva travel several miles to go for yatra to Manimahesh, Amarnath, Kedarnath, Badrinath etc. The most famous and ancient sacred books of India, The Holy Vedas ; Rig Veda, Yajur Veda, Sama Veda, Atharva Veda explain existence of Lord Shiva from the begining of the time. Manimahesh Yatra from Bharmour takes about 3-4 days but pilgrims can also travel to Manimahesh in 2 Days. Locals, who are used to trek in high altitudes often go and return from Bharmour to Manimahesh in single day.
Manimahesh Yatra Rakshabandhan Snan
Day 1: Bharmour to Bharmani Mata temple and back to Bharmour
Bharmani Mata temple is 4 km away from Bharmour on the top of the ridge with the beautiful view of mountians. Read More about Bharmani Mata Temple..
Day 2: Bharmour to Dhancho
Our day start with lovely drive of 13 km for Bharmaour to Hadsar, Hadsar is the road head & the startin point of Manimahesh trek. The trek to Mani Mahesh is a gradual ascent on well maintained trail Its a unique walk with hundereds of devotees as the y chants the name of Lord Shiva.at a distance of 6 mkms is Dhancho which open flat plateau with green meadows. Overnight camps.
Day 3: Dhancho to manimahesh
This day starts with stiff climbs on a well paved trek, we divert for the new trail to Bhandar Ghati , which the par t of original approach route to Holy Mani Mahesh. though the route is been improved but is still a tough climb to Bhairo Ghati where the trail leads though Boulders & is almost vertical climb. Before reaching Manimahesh we will pas through Gauri Kund " the lake of Goddess Parvati ", its a lake where ladies take dip in Ice cold water..
Day 4: Manimahesh to Bharmour
This day is simple day to walking down , at a places one has to be carefull , But almost whole deccent is quite easy. On reaching to Hadsar, we will take our Vehicals & drive to Bharmour