Bharmour – Known for its scenic beauty and ancient temples

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Location

Bharmour is situated 65 km from Chamba. The altitude of Bharmour is 2,195 metres. It lies between 32.26°N and 76.32°E.

About

Bharmour known as Brahmpura and the ancient capital of Chamba district. It is famous for its lovely beauty. Bharmour is also famous for its ancient temples. The other temple around Bharmour is Ganesh temple,Nar singh temple,Manimahesh temple. The area around Bharmour is belong to lord Shiva also known as abode to lord Shiva. Bharmour is reside by Gaddies. The Gaddies reside only on mountains which seprate Chamba from Kangra and Lauhal & Spiti district. Bharmour is also known for its red delicious apples and herbs. The Bharmour is also known for warm woolen blankets.

Bharmaur
Bharmour
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History

Meru, the father of the first recorded prince Jaistambh in the Chamba Vanshavali was the first to settle Bharmour. He belonged to a ruling family of Ayodhya. Accompanied by his youngest son Jaistambh,Meru penetrated to the upper Ravi valley through the outer hills. He defeated the petty Ranas holding the territory there and founded the town Brahmpura and made it the capital of a new state. This event is believed to have taken place in the middle of 6th century A.D. According to one legend, the name Brahampura was in use at a still earlier period for the more ancient kingdom of Bharmour which existed in the territories of Garhwal and Kumaon, and that Maru gave the same name of Brahampura to the state that he founded with present Bharmour as his capital. After Maru, several Rajas ruled in succession until Sahil Varman. It was Sahil Varman who conquered the lower Ravi valley and transferred the seat of government from Brahampura to the new capital he founded at Chamba. Bharmour was capital for probably four hundred years. Source: Wikipedia

Places of interest in Bharmour

Chaurasi Temple

Bharmour-Chaurasi-Temple

Source: Jogindernagar

Chaurasi Temple is situated in the middle of Bjarmour. The meaning of Chaurasi is 84. Chaurasi Temple induct 84 shivalingams. The Chaurasi Temple is built in 7th century. Chaurasi Temple shape is like Shikhara style. The shivalingam is induct in Chaurasi Temple. The other temple are dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Ganesha.

Bharmani mata Temple

Bharmani-mata-temple

Source: Bp

Bharmani mata temple is situated 4km from Chamba. This temple is dedicated to Goddess Bharmani. According to local legends when Lord Shiva going to Manimahesh Kailash they granted boon to Goddess Bharmani Devi that all pilgrims going to Manimahesh Kailash should take a dip in the holy pool. If people do not dip in the holy pool their pilgrimage would not be acceptable to Lord Shiva. So every people take a dip in the holy water before going to Manimahesh Kailash.

Manimahesh Yatra

Manimahesh

Source: Travelskailash

Manimahesh is situated 28 kms from Bharmour. Thousand of people take a dip in the holy water of lake. It is supposed that the lake is blessed by goddess kali and conserved by Lord Shiva. It is belief that Lord Shiva reside in Manimahesh.

How to access Bharmaur

By Air: The nearest airport is at Gaggal which is at 140 km away from Bharmaur.

By Train: The nearest broad gauge rail heads is Pathankot which is at 164 km away from Bharmaur.

By Bus: Bharmaur is 64 km away from Chamaba. Taxis and buses are available from Chamba

Climate

In winter the temperature can reach freezing point and heavy woolens are required. The summer temperature are mild and light cottons are recommended.

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