Bharmour (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is one of the 68 constituencies in the Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly of Himachal Pradesh a northen state of India. Bharmour is also part of Mandi Lok Sabha constituency.
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.
Bharmani Mata temple
Bharmani Mata temple complex is at the top of the ridge, 4km away from the Bharmour. The place is mainly known for Goddess Bharmani Mata. According to a local legend and people believe that the Bharmour was called Brahmpura after Bharmani Devi. When Lord Shiva went to Manimahesh Kailash granted a boon to goddess Bharmani Devi that all persons intending to go on pilgrimage to Manimahesh must have a dip in their holy pool. Failing this, their pilgrimage would not be acceptable to Lord Shiva. That’s by every visitor firstly take bath in Bharmani’s holy pool before Manimahesh Lake.Bharmani holy pool is about 4 * 4 meter below Bharmani’s cave. Goddess Bharmani had stolen this holy water from Lord Sandhola Naag which is another side of the ridge. Seven water streams are coming from the bottom of cave which are presently serving water supply facility to Bharmour and running many flourmills. The place is mountainous with aesthetic natural beauty and gives glorious view of beautiful Bharmour.
Swami Kartikeya Temple (Kaylong Temple)
Swami Kartikeya Temple (Kaylong Temple) is located near Kugti village in Bharmour Area of Himachal Pradesh specifically near Uparli Kugti. The temple is located at a distance of 4km from Kugti at an altitude of 3100m above sea level. A mild 4km trek from Kugtii village takes you to the stunning beauty of Swami Kartikeya Temple. As swami Kartikeya is known as Keylong (also spelled as Kelang) in Bharmour hence this temple is more famous by the name of Keylong temple in Bharmour. Although there are many temples of Swami Kartikeya in Bharmour but this temple is considered as most significant among all the temples of Swami Kartikeya in Bharmour. Worshippers of Lord Kartikeya visit this temple every year to get his blessings.
Kugti Wildlife Sanctuary
Kugti Wildlife Sanctuary, Bharmour is the second largest sanctuary in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Its situated at an altitude ranging from 2,195 m to 5,040 m. On the west side, Tundah Sanctuary surrounds this sanctuary by a forest corridor. It is easily accessible from Bharmour, Himachal Pradesh and is 17km from Bharmour.The landscape of the sanctuary varies, and it is blessed with abundance of flora and fauna. The area houses a number of medicinal plants along with some of the rare floral species.High altitude Himalayan fauna species have made this sanctuary their home, including the endangered Himalayan tahr.There are plenty of water resources here and many of them originate from the glaciers. Kugti Wildlife Sanctuary also houses the famous Manimahesh Temple that is annually visited by thousands of pilgrims.