Saturday, June 08, 2013

Kailash Manasarovar Yatra -2012 - 22

First Darshan of Holy Kailash

The Beautiful view of Holy Kailash from Hore

In 1958, Swami Satchidananda (b. 1914),…set off for Kailas from Sri Lanka

'I have seen my Father'
How could I want for more?
You have appeared before me.
You have rid me of all pain.
My heart is full.
Oh Lord Shiva, prostrations unto Thee' 
Jai Shiva! Jai Shiva! Jai Shiva!'
One who treads the soil of Kailas knows that he is a blessed soul. No-one could possibly reach this place on his own. Only those who have done great penance can win the grace of the Lord's strength which enables one to achieve such a goal. Once he has seen his beautiful person, ... the inner divine power that has lain dormant begins to function. The mind concentrates effortlessly.

(Swami Satchidananda. Kailash Journal)
First darshan as we were approaching Hore 

The south and east face of Holy Kailash

We felt like this bird on flight 

Thanks giving to Lord

C.K. Vaishnav couple paying their obeisance to Lord Shiva
for the wonderful darshan

In prayer 
(In the background you can see Gurla Mandatha snow peaks and  Holy Manasarovar Lake)

(Sherpa Ranjit,  Suthar,  Sherpa Sonam)
(Eti and Swati  Agrawal)

Siblings Nistha and Yayang Pandey with 
Swati Agrawal

Kaushik family
(Raman, Satish & Kailash)

Vijay Kumar & Rashmi Mahajan

Sea gull from Manasarovar

Thanks giving and prayer for parikrama

Construction is going on
After Prayang we crossed  Mayum La Pass (5200 meters) and descended down to Hore( 4900 meters) on the northern banks  of  Holy Manasarovar  with lot of expectation. He didn't disappoint this time. Though   it was hazy and  visibility was little less we could clearly get the darshan of the Lord. We were overjoyed , every body has taken so much pain only for this particular moment  and thanked the Lord for the same. 

The driver parked the vehicle at the vantage view point to have the darshan of the Lord. We got down in ecstasy and thanked the Lord with prayer for giving such a wonderful darshan for all others it was the first yatra and their joy found no boundary. Everybody thanked the Lord in their own way some prostrated, some kneeled and prayed some body stood and recited mantras, and expressed their happiness. Second time the author also felt happy that what he missed lost time  has got fulfilled this time. Then as a group we sang some bhajans and prayed to Lord Shiva that He  should also allow us to circumambulate Him.

 The view of kaiash is South Face Of the Lord known as  Akor and represents Dhakshinamurthy. Later lunch was served to us at this place after offering the same to Shiva-Sakthi we  took that Prasad. There were lot of sea gulls in the Manasarovar lake this time and many birds flew here and we fed them also. 

A hotel building was under construction near the site and in future many yatris may be able to stay there and have the leisurely darshan of the Lord from Hore. Later we commenced our parikrama of Holy Manasarovar by bus.

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