According to a legend Goddess was residing in the Bharmour Chaurasi Temple, before the advent of pilgrims. When Lord Shiva first appears in Bharmour, the Goddess shifted her seat to the hilltop known as Bharmani. The Lord Shiva granted a boon to Bharmani Devi that all persons intending to go on pilgrimage to Manimahesh must have a dip in holy pool at Bharmani Devi’s temple. Pilgrimage to Manimahesh is considered incomplete unless visited Bharmani Goddess before the sacred journey to Mahimahesh.
Bharmani holy pool is about 4 * 4 meter below Bharmani’s cave. Goddess Bharmani had stolen this holy water from Lord Sandhola Naag which is another side of the ridge. Seven water streams are coming from the bottom of cave which are presently serving water supply facility to Bharmour and running many flour mills. The place is very mountainous with aesthetic natural beauty and gives glorious view of beautiful Bharmour.
Bharmani Mata temple is located at a distance of 4 kms from Bharmour. According to a local legend and people believe that the Bharmour was called Brahmpura after Bharmani Devi. When Lord Shiva went to Manimahesh Kailash granted a boon to goddess Brahmani Devi that all persons intending to go on pilgrimage to Manimahesh must have a dip in their holy pool. Failing this, their pilgrimage would not be acceptable to Lord Shiva. It has become customary ritual to dip in the holy pool before they proceed to Manimahesh to pay their respects to Lord Shiva. Therefore every devotee firstly take bath in Brahmani devi temple’s holy pool before visiting Manimahesh Lake and will enjoy the beauty of Bharmour town from the top of the ridge, a trek of 4 Km and 2 hours will reach you at Brahmani Temple through village Malkauta.
Trek to Bharmani Mata Temple is very steep equivalent to Manimahesh Kailash Trek. From last few years facility of gypsy is also there. Devotees can also take gypsy from bharmour to visit bharmani mata temple, rather than visiting the holy steep bharmani temple trek by foot. Gypsy will take around 70 INR per devotee.
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