Sunday, July 31, 2011

Kailash Yatra Day 5-6

Day 5

Photoshoot at the airport.

After waiting for for some time for the airport near Mukthinath to open, Swami decided to take us to Lumbini instead where Buddha was born. Took a 8 hour ride to Lumbini and in the morning visited Buddha's birth place.

In between there was a wonderful incident at a small temple literally in the middle of nowhere where we stopped for lunch which explained why we didnt goto Muktinath!! At the temple all of us were seated for lunch and this very old lady with great difficulty came out and started showing arti to Swami. She could only talk Nepali so we couldn't follow what she was trying to say. Later after we all left Nithya Devi met her and she explained to her how she had lived with the Krishna in the temple for many years and how yesterday he came in her dream and said she would have his dharshan the next day! And when Swami came she went back into the temple and asked for a confirmation and a large flower fell off Krishna's head. She was all tears as we all left and Nithya Devi gave her her mala and bracelet for keeping!

Day 6

Lumbini was a very high energy place. Swami said this was the real birth place as when an incarnation hits the planet, it is sort of like a nuclear blast and the energy trail remains there for ever. Earlier On the bus the previous day I spent an hour with Swami on Google maps on my iPhone seeing all the ashrams and places of interest. He marked out for us the place he was born, the house he grew up in and the mystical Banyan tree on top of Arunachala where he met Arunagiri Yogeshwara!

All the participants had another Photoshoot with Swami at Lumbini. Followed by an hour of general q&a with him in the bus followed by another hour at the hotel.

And now all of us are heading back to Katmandu.

Location:Pokhara - Tiny hamlet - Lumbini - Katmandu

1 comment:

  1. Nithyanandam Pa,
    not fair...pleeeease dont club day5 AND day6 together. It mean less details for us to read :(
    In Nithyananda
    Medha Mayi