Bharmour

Bharmour, formally known as Brahmaputra, was the ancient capital of Chamba District in Himachal Pradesh, India. Situated at an altitude of 7000 feet in the Budhil valley, forty miles to the south-east of  Chamba.

  • This place is known for its scenic beauty and for its ancient temples.

  • Some of the temples are believed to date from 10th century.

  • As the whole country around bharmour is supposed to belong to Lord Shiva, it is popularly spoken of as Shiva Bhumi.

  • The place lies in between the Pir-Panjal and Dhauladhar range, and in between Ravi and Chenab valley.

  •  This land is blessed with deep beauty of abundant alpine pastures.

  • Also, these provides home for nomadic shepherds, known as Gaddi, thus also called Gadderan. 

  • Foothills, here are fills with an orchards and a terraced farmsteads.

  • Epitome of spirituality lies in this land as it is endow with ancient temples.

  • It also serves as a gateway to thrilling treks in the Dhauladhar and Shivalik Ranges.

  • The place is also known for its delicious apples and local blankets.

  • Many people agree that the wooden architecture and the metallic idols of the temples, depict the exquisiteness of the craft of Hinduism that developed in the hills in the medieval Period.

 MAJOR ATTRACTION IN BHARMOUR:

    Dharmeshvar Mahadev(Dharam raj) Temple: 

  • Dharam Raj, known as Dharmeshvar Mahadeva was given a seat on the northern corner of Chaurasi by Maru Varman.

  • Locals use to believe that every departed soul stands here to seek final permission of Dharam Raj to proceed ahead and travels through this temple after death seeking dwelling in Shiva Loka.

  • It is believed to be the court of Dharam raj and is locally called ‘dhai-podi’, which means two and half steps.