Chamba: Charri Yatra of Lord Shiva for the Manimahesh pilgirmage in Chamba district in Himachal will start on Wednesday.
Chamba DC Devesh Kumar said that all arrangements has been made and the procession will start from the Lakshmi Narayan Temple in Chamba town.
The month-long annual Manimahesh pilgrimage commenced on August 20 and would conclude on Radhashthmi on September 15 when thousands of devotees would take a dip in the oval-shaped, glacial-fed Manimahesh Lake.
So far, more than 150,000 devotees undertook the pilgrimage to the Manimahesh Lake in the Bharmour Valley from where they can see Mount Kailash, believed to be the abode of Lord Shiva, and offer prayers.
The state government has already allowed private heli taxi operators to ferry people during the Manimahesh pilgrimage. The choppers ferry devotees between Bharmour town, the base camp of the pilgrimage, and Gauri Kund, just one km short of the lake. The to-and-fro fare per person is Rs.7,500.
It is believed that the devotees can have a view of the Mount Kailash only if the lord is pleased. When the peak is hidden behind clouds, it is a sign of the lord’s unhappiness, as per saying.