ॐ Manimahesh yatra is held from Janamashtmi (Birthday of Lord Krishna) to Radhastami (BIrthday of Hindu Goddess) every year. It is believed that on this occasion Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati take a bath in the Lake. Manimahesh Yatra Chota Snan Will be held on Janamashtmi and Manimahesh Yatra Bada Snan will be held on Radhaashtmi. For this holy moment more than half a million people come from the country to take holy bath in the Manimahesh Lake.
The lake and peak are considered sacred and it is said that no one has been able to climb to the summit. People point out rock projections, human-like in appearance, and say that one is of a hermit and other of a shepherd, frozen stiff during their futile effort to reach the top.
A trip to Manimahesh Lake is of 3-4 days. Manimahesh Lake is 27Km from Bharmour. Lord Shiva is believed to reside on this snow-covered / claded mountain.
A fair is held at Bharmour in August every year, providing a rare occasion to see and study the customs and rituals of the local people.
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