Encompassed by high rich green mountains, this interesting little town known as Bharmour, stayed capital of the regal condition of Chamba for more than 400 years. Around 69 kilometers from Chamba, this entrancing little town ( 2130 m) encompassed by high ranges was then known as Bharmour. Its old sanctuaries enrich Bharmour with an emanation of a consecrated spot. The plentiful elevated fields in the area are home to the migrant Gaddi tribesman.
Bharmour, formally known as Brahmpura, arranged at a height of 7000 feet in the Budhil valley, forty miles toward the south-east of Chamba. The nation around Bharmour is viewed as having a place with Lord Shiva and is now and again called Shiva-Bhumi, dwelling place ruler Shiva. Being the home of migrant shepherds Gaddies it is likewise called ‘Gadderan’. Bharmour is additionally known for its scrumptious apples and nearby covers. Life in Bharmour revolves around the Chaurasia – a sanctuary square which owes its name to the information 84 sanctuaries worked with in its fringe. With changing compositional outlines these sanctuaries were worked between the seventh and tenth century. The towering shikara of Manimahesh sanctuary overwhelms a square and an existence size bull icon of Nandi, in cleaned metal the passageway protects. The Lakshna Devi sanctuary’s sanctum sanctorum houses the meter high goddess icon cast in stunning metal.
On the off chance that Chamba is numbered ever Western Indian craftsmanship and specialty, then Bharmour (2130m) is its presentation ground. Learned concur that the wooden design and the metallic symbols of Bharmour sanctuaries delineate the impeccableness of the art of Hinduism that created in the slopes in the medieval Period. Commendable places of worship are those of Lakshna Devi, Narsingh Dev and Lord Ganesh. Only 4 kms above Chaurasi sanctuaries is the slope sanctuary of Bharmani Devi. A trek to this sanctuary revives the guests as it unfurls the green woods before him.
This spot still entertains in its brilliant history with its fortune of antiquated sanctuaries and landmarks. Some of sanctuaries are accepted to exist from tenth century. Concealed in the midst of rich green surroundings, your go to Bharmaur will be no not exactly an otherworldly trek. It is currently getting the acknowledgment it merits because of expanded tourism in Himachal Pradesh. Bharmour is best known for its quiet surroundings and amazingly serene environs. Those intrigued by investigating this spot can go to antiquated sanctuaries and woodlands situated here. One can likewise appreciate trekking here on the delicate inclines of the mountain goes that encompass Bharmour city of India.
It is additionally the base for the celebrated around the world Manimahesh Yatra and for different superb treks in the area. Known as “Brahmpur” in the sixth century, it was the seat of force of Chamba State for approximately 400 years till AD 920, every one of the sanctuaries present in Bharmour stand on a level region, which is known as the Chaurasi after the 84 Siddhas, who are accepted to have pondered in Bharmaur more than 1,000 years prior. These Siddhas hailed from Kurukshetra and went to Manimahesh. The most seasoned sanctuaries in the complex are those of Lakshna Devi and Ganesh. Both these sanctuaries are made in the slope style with peak rooftops and rubble stone work. The tallest sanctuary in the entire complex is of Manimahesh, inherent shikhara style of design. The sanctuary has a Shiva Lingam on a raised stage. The other sanctuary in shikhara style is of Nar Singh. Ruler Vishnu in his avtar as Nar Singh (likewise spelt as ‘Nursimha’) has been thrown distinctively. There is a bronze “Nandi” of life size, which stands confronting the Manimahesh sanctuary. There is a little water source called “Ardh Ganga” in a side of the sanctuary complex. Washing in its water is considered religiously critical.
Another exceptional element of Bharmour which requires notice is the sanctuary of ‘Bharmani Mata’, which can be come to by climbing a lofty way of just about 4km by walking. It is viewed as propitious to take a dunk in the sacred pool of the sanctuary. The exertion of climbing is likewise compensated by the sustenance or tea offered at the langar there. The perspective of the spot is a treat to the eyes: open and wide knolls, murmuring streams apple-loaded trees and ridges encompassed by snow-topped mountains.