Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Kailash Manasarovar Yatra -2012 - 24

Rakshas Tal

The island in Rakshas Tal

(  According to Legend, Ravan the Asura  King of SriLanka  offered   penance to appease  Lord Shiva, sitting in this island)  

 The beautiful view of Sun's rays illuminating the
 Rakshas Tal

Anil -Uma Goyal on the shores of Ravan Kund

The aqua marine Rakshas Tal

Another view of Rakshas Tal

Close up view of some of the peaks of Gurla Mandhata Ranges

A small stone hill and the mighty mountain

The popular belief is  that by praying and piling up stones and making  some structure out of that on the shores  of Holy Manasarovar or Rakshas Tal  brings good luck, and the prayer is answered. So usually devotees pile up stone  in some different fashions. We can see lot of small structures dotted  on the shores of both these lakes.  Here the structure is  rather big resembling a hill.  May be many yatri's would have worked together build  such a  big structure, because most of the time the yatri's are always on the run , they don't stop for sometime and enjoy the full beauty.

Kailash Kaushik couple 

Close Up view of a peak

Both Manasarovar and Rakshas Tal are saddled between Holy Kailash ranges on one side and Gurla Mandhata ranges on the otherside."A thing of beauty is a joy for ever", the beauty of the  snow on the peaks of Gurla Mandhata ranges were captured by Sundar. 

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