The river Chandra and Bhaga confluences at Atholi and while traversing this long stretch of 30 kms, you follow proud Bhaga sometimes accompanying you and some times going against your track with roaring echoes and foaming fury watery flames so gorgeously against perpendicular rocks. The Chhari starts from Bhadarwah town itself and this year this Chhari started from Bhadarwah on 19th August on foot led by the Punjari of Bhadarsah temple accompanied by the delighted devotees.
The entire belt is often surrounded by hot and cold springs which flow intermittently and some of course are perennial and these springs are called miracles of nature and these springs are considered as most sacred and meritorious. On reaching Machail a small village, rather hamlet is located at the sacred shrine of Mata Chandi depicted in the main photo and the devolve throng in queues for hours together to have a holy darshan of Mataji pay obedience and obtain blessings.
Though it may seen strange, but too true that lord Shiva is quite glitteringly with his consort Mata Parvati, through the rock is perpendicularly perched upon a very hard bed, not as yet reachable. This pious spot is located in the back drop of sacred shrine of Chandi Mata. Miraculous are the ways of the Gods and Goddesses who alone can well understand the mysteries of the vast, varied cosmic universe.
Machail Yatra attracts many number of visitors. Now with the increasing focus on Bhadarwah as a pilgrim and tourist spot the civil amenities for this religious spot need to be undertaken on a war footing. Toilet blocks, road up gradation plantation, rain shelters, retaining walls at steep points have to incorporated in the developmental plan for Machail Mata Shrine. Then increasing number of people will visit it to get spiritual peace. It will give a boost to the local economy which is hard pressed at present.