Bharmaur in Himachal– The Land of Legendary Gaddies


Bharmaur in Himachal– The Land of Legendary Gaddies

Bharmaur in Himachal– The Land of Legendary Gaddies


History of Bharmaur


Bharmaur is located around 67 kms from Chamba town of Himachal Pradesh. Bharmaur is also known as The Land of Legendary Gaddies. Bharmaur was earlier in the sixth century was known by the name Brahmpur. Bharmaur used to be the seat of power of Chamba state for about 400 years till AD 920. Raja Sahil Varman in 920 AD laid the foundation of new Capital at Chamba. Bharmaur is surrounded by enchanting massive and mighty hills and offers amazing landscape ans scenic beauty.

Bharmaur being an ancient place is also renowned for some unique and ancient archaeological remains, mainly the temples. The highlighting point of the temples at Bharmaur is that all the temples in Bharmaur are standing on a level area which is also called Chaurasi or eighty four after the 84 Siddhas. According to the Mythology the Chaurasi Siddhas meditated in Bharmaur over 1000 years ago. These Siddhas were believed to be from Kurukshetra and they visited Manimahesh.

Temples in Bharmaur


There are some very old temples in the complex, the oldest being of Lakshna Devi and Ganesh. Both the temples of Ganesh and Laksna Devi temple are built in the hill style having gable roofs with rubble masonry. The outer front wall, the inner frontage of sanctum, other walls and ceiling of these temples are exquisitely carved. There is an ancient idol of Lakshna Devi in her incarnation as Mahisasurmardini which looks brilliant.

Manimahesh is the tallest temple among all and is constructed in Shikhara style of architecture. Manimahesh has a Shivalingam on elevated platform. There are some more temples in Shikhara style in the complex like temple of Nar Singh.
Other sacred place is a small water source which is known as Ardh Ganda in the temple complex. Holy Bath in its water is considered very auspicious by the devotees and they believe that it has great religiously significance.
Bharmani Devi Temple is located on the Hill Top around 4 Kms from Chaurasi Temples. A trek to Bharmani Devi Temple in Bharmaur is breathtaking and will refresh your heart and soul.

The best period to visit Bharmour is between April and October.

Gadderan


The entire area in and around Bharmour is believed to be land of Shiva and is also regarded as Shiv-Bhumi. Bharmaur, being the home of itinerant and nomadic shepherds mainly Gaddies is also known as Gadderan.

Just 4 kms above Chaurasi temples is the hill temple of Bharmani Devi. A trek to this temple refreshes the visitors as it unfolds the green woods before him.

The best period to visit Bharmour is between April and October.
Do not forget to buy local blankets made of pure sheep wool at Bharmaur.

Accommodation and Stay at Bharmaur


Though you will not find any Star Hotel in Bharmaur but there are many Budget Hotels in Bharmaur which offers comfortable stay in Bharmaur. You can also book in advance the PWD Rest-House in Bharmaur and Government Lodge in Bharmaur for Best accomodation.

How to Reach Bharmaur
Bharmaur is around 65 Kms from Chamba Town of Himachal Pradesh. Number of Himachal Roadways buses ply beween Chamba and Bharmaur and from other parts of Himachal and Punjab.

Share Taxis are also available from Chamba to Bharmaur.

Nearest Broadguage railway station is Pathankot around 160 Km from Bharmaur.

Gaggal Airport is the nearest airport around 150 Kms


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