Thursday, August 11, 2011

Kailash Yatra 2011 - 5

On the fifth day of the Holy yatra ( 12-05-11) to Mount Kailash the yatri's were blessed with the first darshan of Lord Shiva. Also they were blessed with a holy bath in the Holy Manasarovar lake for which even celestials long for.

Fully frozen Brahmaputra River

The yatris had breakfast at Dongpa (4800m) and left by land cruiser to Quhu. Before reaching Quhu on the banks of Holy Manasarovar the yatris have to cross the mighty Brahmaputra river which was fully frozen at that time as it was the month of May. They had lunch at Brahmaputra and continued their journey .

The first darshan of Holy Kailash

OM Namashivaya! OM Namashivaya!
OM Namashivaya! OM Namashivaya!
OM Namashivaya! OM Namashivaya!

Yatri's offering their prayer to Lord Shiva

The yatri's were overwhelemed with joy at the sight of Holy Lord with bull flag, who drank the dreaded poison to save the universe. They offered their prayer to the Lord who have the beautiful Lady Uma on his left side.

As this is for what they undertook this yatra so alla the hardships they underwent on the preceeding days vanished and there was only happiness and peace in their mind. They thanked Shivasakthi for having selected them showered their grace. They rememmbered that even after three days of stay some are not blessed with the full of the Lord.

Gowri Shankar

Manasarovar stands for Mother Sakthi and Kailash is Lord Shiva. So this view of both Kailash and Manasarovar is also called as Gowrishankar or Shivasakthi. Incidentally Manasarovar which aoriginated from the mind(manas) of Lord Brahma is also consideed as a Shakti peetam. One of the 51 Holiest shrones of Mother Goddess.

As can be seen the route is well laid with pucca tar road. Earlier it used to be a bone rattling journey. Now there is lot of improvement on the Chinese side and this has reduced the difficulties of the yatris.

The yatris are proceeding for a holy bath in Manasarovar.

A roadside tibetian restaurant

Holy Manasarovar lake

After the ritual bath in Manasarovar the yatris rested on the banks of the Manasarovar as the next day was a rest day for them for conductiong some religious rituals on the banks of Manasarovar.

Yatra continues.........


! ஸ்பார்க் கார்த்தி @ said...

அருமையாக இருக்கு,,

இந்த பக்கத்தையும் கொஞ்சம் பாருங்க

Kailashi said...

வாருங்கள் கார்த்தி. நானும் உங்க ஊர் பக்கம்தான். அருமையான சேவை செய்து வருகின்றீர்கள். பஞ்ச கேதார் பற்றியெல்லாம் எழுதியிருக்கீங்க. போயிட்டு வந்தீங்களா? தங்கள் பணி தொடர வாழ்த்துக்கள்.