Located in Chamba, Manimahesh Lake lies 4800 meters above the sea level. It is therefore a high altitude Lake in Himachal Pradesh. Chamba is famous for Minjar Fair held in August and is a famous pilgrim spot because of the presence of numerous temples and places of worship. Few Lakes in India are situated at such high altitude, like Manimahesh Lake and it is integrally linked to Indian Mythology.
Mythological Association of Manimahesh Lake:
It is believed that Lord Shiva one of the three Lords in Hindu Trinity (known as Lord Brahma the creator, Lord Vishnu the Preserver and Lord Siva the destroyer) stays at Manimahesh Kailash.
Followers of Lord Shiva visit Manimahesh Kailash during Shivaratri and other festivals related to Lord Shiva to obtain the blessings of their beloved Lord. They firmly believe that a dip into the Lake would bring in peace and wash all their past sins.
Fun in Manimahesh Lake at Himachal Pradesh:
Every year Manimahesh Yatra is held near Manimahesh Lake in which people from across the country join hands in order to celebrate the festival. Manimahesh Festival is held immediately after Janmashthami, in which Hindus celebrate the birth of their beloved Lord Krishna, a legendary hero who killed Kansha, in the epic Mahabharata.