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Chaurasi Temple in Bharmou Himachal Pradesh

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Location:  center of Bharmour town
Built in:9th century
Dedicated to: Lakshmi Devi, Ganesh and Manimahesh
Entry: free
Photography: Allow
Temple Timing: 6:00 Am to 10:00 Am
Visiting Timing: 30 Mins
Best time to Visit:All time
Nearest Railway Station: Kangra
Nearest Air Port: Gaggal Airport

Chaurasi Temple is located in the center of Bharmour town and it holds immense religious importance because of temples built around 1400 years ago. Life of people in Bharmour centres around the temple complex-Chaurasi, named so because of 84 shrines built in the periphery of Chaurasi Temple. Chaurasi is hindi word for number eighty four. The beautiful shikhara style temple of Manimahesh occupies the center of the complex. It is believed that when 84 Siddhas, who had come from kurukshetra, were passing through Bharmour to visit Manimahesh, they fell in love with the calmness of Bharmour and reconciled to meditate here. Chaurasi Temple Complex was built approximately in 7th century, although repairs of many temples have been carried out in later period.
 There is another legend associated with Chaurasi temple complex. It is believed that shortly after Sahil Varman’s accession of Brahampura (ancient name of Bharmour), 84 yogis visited this place. They were greatly pleased with the King’s hospitality. As King had no heir, Yogis promised him ten sons. They were requested by the King to stay back in Brahampura till the prediction of Yogis was fulfilled. In due course of time the king was blessed with ten sons and a daughter. Daughter was named Champavati and because of liking of Champavati new capital Chamba was established. It is believed that Chaurasi temple complex in Bharmour was built to honour these 84 Yogis and named Chaurasi after them. There are 84 big and small temples in Chaurasi temple complex. Chaurasi is a spacious level ground in center of Bharmour where the galaxy of temples mostly in the form of Shivlingas exists. The Chaurasi Temple Complex offers a delightful, clean and a scenic view.
Architecture of Chaurasi Temples 
 A collection of ancient wooden temples is known as Chaurasi. Among them, the Manimahesh Temple dominates the square. A huge shivalingam is enshrined in its 'garbha griha' or sanctum. Facing this temple is the brass image of Nandi (the bull). Most of the other temples here are dedicated to Lord Ganesha, Goddess Lakshmi and Narasimha (an incarnation of Lord Vishnu).

Legend about Chaurasi Temples 
  There are few legends associated with the Chaurasi Temples. According to one, 84 saints visited Bharmaur and King Sahil Varma greeted them. With the blessing of these saints, he became a father of ten sons and a daughter. To commemorate the presence of the saints in Bharmaur, he built a number of shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva and they are now popular as Chaurasi Temples of Bharmaur.

  Other Temples in Himachal Pradesh

Chamunda Mata Temple
Bajreshwari Devi  Temple
Bajreshwari Devi  Temple
Baijnath Temple
Bajreshwari Devi Temple
Chintpurni Temple
Lakshmi Narayan Temple
Chaurasi temple,
Raghunath temple
Chattari temple
Bijli mahadev temple
Prashar temple
Bhimkali temple
Hadimba temple
Syamakall Temple
Shikari temple
Jhakhu Temple
Hatkoti Temples
Shikari temple
Shringi Rishi temple
Renukaji Temple
Rewalsar temple
Badol Devi Temple
Naras Devi Temple
Triloknath Shiva Temple

 How to Rich Chaurasi Temple in Bharmou
By Air: The nearest airport to Bharmaur is Gaggal Airport situated in Kangra District from there the Taxis are available to Bharmaur and Hadsar from Gaggal Airport. The distance from Gaggal Airport to Bharmour is 85kms.
By Rail: The nearest broad gauge railhead to Bharmaur is located in Pathankot at a distance of 163kms. The nearest narrow gauge railway station to Bharmaur is situated in Kangra. Kangra Railway Station is situated at a distance of 83kms from Bharmour. Buses and taxis are available to Bharmaur from Pathankot and Kangra.
By Road: Bharmaur is 65-km away from Chamba along an attractive hill road that follows the river for much of its route. During the yatra days of Chaurashi, the Himachal Pradesh Road Transport Corporation (HPRTC) provides special bus services between Chamba and Bharmaur. Chamba is 56-km drive from Dalhousie, which is well linked by road with public and private transport. Bharmaur is situated 80-km away from Dharamsala Bharmaur is well connected by motorable roads with major towns of Himachal Pradesh like Chamba, Kangra, Dharamshala, Dalhousie etc.
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