Back to Tokchen
Darchen at dawn
Golden hued Lord's Darshan
Closeup view of south face from Darchen shrouded by clouds
From Darchen only the top portion of the south face of teh Lord is visible. This is a close up view highlighting the face of teh Lord. If you see intently you can visualize the three eyes brows and the mouth.
Full view bereft of clouds
While travelling from Tokchen also we got he full darshan of the Lord while going back also we got the darshan in the reverse order. As we were leaving the Lord we have to turn back and see him with gratitude we did so and had a nice darshan. Clouds came and shrouded for some time and then it cleared this seemed to us that the Lord was playing hide and seek game with us the ardent devotees of HIM.
South face and the east face extension
Full view of south est face with extension and Ganesha
Magnificent view of the Lord
As we approached Tokchen on the banks of Manasarovar where the administrative building and the parking area is situated. We get the panoramic view. One can see the changing colors of other mountains and pure white Kailsh Peak soaring above as if King and queen are seated in their majestic throne.
Now the east face also visible
This was the first darshan of this yatra at the conclusion also we got the same wonderful darshan
Gurla Mandata ranges and Manasarovar
After a very good darshan of almost all the faces of the Lord and the nice kora by some yatris we reached Tokchen. There we profusely thanked Lord Shiva and Mother Parvati for their benevolence in inviting us to their home and giving their graceful darshan. Only one thing we missed was Astapath and the closer view of the Lord from there. Our guides told that the Chinese Gove has banned vehicles now and so it is not possible to go there. Not knowing when one will another chance we stood there in silence and absorbed all the vibrations from the Lord. Time stood still for some time. Then we sang some hymns thanked the Lord and prostrated before Him. Left home bu the bus we travelled from friendship bridge.
Administrative building and parking space at Tokchen
The lucky seven who completed the parikrama by the Grace of the Lord
Rendering holy Tamil hymns
We travelled in the blue bus you see in the photo from Tokchen circumbulating and having Holy bath in Manasarovar reached Darchen stayed there and completed the parikrama and returned back from Darchen to Tokchen by the same bus. Nowadays only Tibetan Transport company buses are allowed and other vehicles are parked here only. With happiness we profusely thanked the Lord and Mother and started our journey back home.
The holy yatra continues . . . . . .