Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Kailash Yatra - Day 08 to Day 11

Kailash Yatra Day 08 to Day 11

Day 8: Just reached Nyalam in Tibet. The whole day was spent in traveling from Katmandu.

All of us waited for a couple of hours at the China border. And to add to the fun, it started to rain. Someone at the border asked Swami if he was a prince and he replied that he was a King!!

After crossing over the scenery just became indescribably majestic and beautiful. There is mystery and grandeur and beauty at every turnThere is mystery and grandeur and beauty at every turn. One can clearly see why Shiva chose this to be his home.. .

First view of Tibet

Just across the border

Day 09

Drove from Nyalam to the city of Saga..

Our fleet of cars

At the hotel at Saga

Day 10

Drove from Saga to Manasarovar. On the way we had a stop at Brahmaputra - the only river the flowed against the slope of the ground in many areas and hence had a male name.

Swami at Brahmaputra

Lunch on the way

And before that before the OM parvat where we could clearly see the letter OM in the snow. Swami said that this was where Devi did aksharabhyasam (initiation into letters) for Ganesha.

OM and the OM parvat

We then reached Manasarovar where Devi was born. The view of Kailash was blocked by clouds as we arrived. But this lifted in a matter of an hour after many weeks of rain as Swami asked Kailash for a darahan. All of us stood spell bound in the drizzle as the clouds started moving away. Swami stood in rapture and was a sight of lifetimes. For the first time in his life, as he later said, a tear of joy flowed down his cheek. He said that the vision he saw was so majestic and beyond words. He saw consciousness and creation in one gigantic whirl of dance, beauty, grandeur...He said that the blessing of the divine vision would go to all of us.

Day 11

View of Kailash from Manasarovar

Beautiful night sky at Manasarovar with millions of stars. It was raining a little and cold. Yet the tents were comfortable. The next day the skies were so clear and we could see the south face of Kailash so clearly. Swami gave us a Dakshinamurthy pose in front of the mountain. He also showed us the pyramid shaped Mandada mountain which he said was the real place where Muruga went to after the fight with Ganesha over the Mango and got enlightened. Palani was a replica of this.

Mandada Mountain

The previous night at a place called Saga, Swami had a Satsang where he talked about each of us dropping one strong Samskara. He described the difference between a craving and a Samskara and helped people find out what their core Samskara was.

Later we left the Manasarovar camp for another spot with the east side view of Kailash where Swami led an amazing ceremony of doing tarpanam.. And where we all dropped on deep Samkara as we took a dip in the ice cold water and Swami blessed each of us with a nothing-is-barred boon and an individual photo with him, Kailash and Manasarovar.

Dhakshinamurthy at Manasarovar

Typical Photoshoot

We then drove around the lake on a beautiful road to Kailash base camp at Darchen. We passed through a lake called Rakshasthal where Devi killed the demons Chanda and Munda and put their bodies in. All the while the weather was great and the skies were clear and the views of Kailash were terrific. Something not seen for the last week or more. In fact at Manasarovar we met a group of people who had comeback from the Parikama where they ran into a hailstorm and one lady and many horses died and many sustained serious injuries.. Because of that and some "insider news" from within the mountain, we decided to not do the Parikrama but spend time together at the foot of Kailash.

Kailash, Manasarovar, Shiva

Location:Nyalam - Saga - Manasarovar - Darchen


  1. so beautiful....thank you so much mokshapriyan for taking me through the trip with all of you...my gratitude to you and my dearest Swami for making this happen for me... Love you both lots!!! in nithyananda..sarvika

  2. Thanks a lot, whole of the time while reading this I felt like I was there with Swamy n
    all of you @ stunning beauty of Kailas
    Thank you so much taking us through this

  3. Thank you Thank you Thank you and love you Swamiji!

  4. Thank you for this blog... it is just simply stunning! Perhaps we can eventually hear more about the satsang on cravings vs. samskaras?? That would be wonderful. Thank you so much Mokshapriyan... and Swamiji. Om Hreem Nithyanandaya Namaha Ki Jai. !!!!!!!

  5. your pictures are amazing! Thanks so much, this inspired me to write entries in my own (which is great) THANKS!!!