Chaurasi Temple is located in the middle of Bharmour and has immense religious significance due to the temples built around 1400 years ago. The life of the people of Bharmour is centered around the Chaurasi temple complex, named after the 84 shrines built on the outskirts of the Bharmour Chaurasi temple. Chaurasi is the Hindi word for the number eighty-four. The beautiful Valabhi-Shikhara-style architecture of Manimahesh occupies the center of the complex. The Chaurasi temple complex was built around the 7th century, although many temples were repaired later. There are 84 large and small temples in the Chaurasi temple complex.
Chaurasi is flat and spacious land in the center of Bharmour, where the Galaxy of Temples mainly exists in the form of 84 Shivlingas. The Chaurasi temple complex offers a beautiful, clean and picturesque view. Another temple was built in the same style as that of Lord Vishnu in his avatar Narsimha.
The Chaurasi temple was built by Raja Sahil Verman of Bharmour, in honor of the 84 Siddhas or yogis who had come from Kurukshetra and had meditated there, while they were passing Bharmour on their way to Manimahesh Lake. They blessed the King with ten sons and a daughter, Champavati, as he had no heir. It is said that the pilgrimage to Manimahesh Lake is incomplete without paying obeisance in these temples due to the Dharmeshvar Mahadev (Dharamraj) Temple as one of the most revered by Hindus, and bathing in the Bharmani Mata temple pool of Goddess Brahmani, 4 km from Bharmour, Himachal Pradesh. The entire area and the temples are dedicated to the worship of God Shiva and Shakti, due to the belief of Manimahesh Kailash Peak, being their abode and the promise of Moksha.
Chaurasi Shiva Temple Timings:
Chaurasi Temple opens at 6.00 am and the closing time depends on climatic conditions.
Chaurasi Temple Address:
Himachal Pradesh – 176315.