Manimahesh Yatra 2016 is starting from 18th August on Raksha Bandhan after the closing of the holy Amarnath Yatra.
The holy Manimahesh Trek or Yatra is set about fifteen days after the festival of Krishna Janam-Ashtmi. The main Manimahesh Yatra 2016 will start on 25th August on the occasion of Krishna Janam-Ashtmi and will be till the auspicious occasion of Maa Radha Birthday that is called as Radha Ashtmi which is on 9th September.
Chhota Snan will start on the auspicious day of Shri Krishna Janamashtmi that is 25th August 2016.
Bada Snan will start on the auspicious day of Maa Radha ashtmi, that is 09th September 2016.
The pilgrims walk along the rocky path completely bare footed, singing Bhajans and praying ecstatically to Lord Shiva. After reaching Manimahesh Lake, they take dips in the holy water. With the termination of the Manimahesh Yatra, the devotees visit the ancient temple of Chatrari, which is located between Bharmour and Chamba.
Manimahesh Kailash Yatra Registration is Compulsory for all the Pilgrims who are Interested to Visit Manimahesh Kailash Yatra in 2016. Manimahesh Yatra is organized By Himachal Pradesh Government Every Year. To Undergo this Holy Yatra People will have to go through registration Process, without registration, you can not go for this Holy Journey. Government has made it compulsory for the Pilgrims to have valid registration for shri Manimahesh Kailash Yatra 2016. Every Year Lakhs of Pilgrims Visit Manimahesh Kailash yatra. Due to Hard Trekking Nature and to keep details of Every Pilgrims, Government has made Mandatory to have registration for each pilgrims. Registration is very Easy Process and You can apply online through government website also or you can take directly from Bharmour.
Donot forget to visit Bharmani Mata Temple, before the journey to Manimahesh. It is believed visit to Bharmani temple before visiting Manimahesh Lake is mandatory and without visiting Bharmani temple, Manimahesh yatra is not considered complete. As per legends, To get the glimpse of Mani darshan (view), it is necessary to take bath in Brahmani’s pool before Manimahesh Lake. So do not miss this sacred visit. After Bharmani Mata Temple Visit, you can visit Chaurasi Temple at Bharmour.