Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Kailash Yatra - Day 12 to Day 15

Day 12

The next day was the most memorable day of the trip! We all drove through part of the Parikrama path to Yama dwar.. where people would normally leave on foot and horses.

He said that this was where Markandeya meditated on Shiva and Shiva kicked Yama who tried to take his life away. He said anyone who died beyond this point (died naturally that is.. Not because of suicide or carelessness) would go directly to Kailash without Yama reaching him or her.

It was also the place where the llammas and others leave dead bodies to be eaten up by eagles. Apparently the eagles live hundreds of kilometers away (we never saw one on the trip) but get there in 5 mins the moment a body is placed there.

We then drove to Ashtapath which had the closest view of Kailash. Swami sat Majestically on the meadows and led an unclutching session. Everyone had amazing experiences.

And then he blessed each of us individually and each one did a Kailash Parikrama around him - Shiva himself in physical form! Earlier he told that he would teleport something unique to Kailash and then after a moment said he would teleport a Nagarathna gem. And within minutes one landed on Nithyadevi who was sitting right next to me. The gem was amazing! It was light purple and like nothing I have seen before!! Swami said there are very few of these - possibly just 3 or 4 - in the world! He also recharged our portable speakers that had clearly and unambiguously run out of power with just a slight tap of his stick and also fixed my digital camera that had stopped working for 2 days with just a touch!!!

Earlier we met another team planning on a Kailash Parikama who were so ill equipped for the trip. Swami asked our organizers to give them all help possible. and later announced that he would give every penny from this trip to setup life saving aid to pilgrims doing the Parikrama..

We drove back to Darchen all of us in a daze after 8 hours of sitting with the master that looked like just 2 hours or less.

Day 13

Next day we left Kailash to return to Katmandu as many people were finding the cold and altitude difficult to manage. We drive for long and stopped on a place a little before Saga. We had lunch with Swami and continued sitting and chatting and laughing with him through dinner! No one even stepped out for water or a bathroom break or even noticed the passing of time. Swami mentioned that the Guru is often called KalaHala or one who kills time. He answered so many questions. He described devotion as the sweetest path to the anihilation of the self. He talked about how the Same sthapathi took 7 lives to build the Meenakshi temple. And many deep things.

Day 14

Early morning we left for a 10+ hour drive to reach Zhangmu a town on the border. We were all eagerly awaiting our first good bath in days.. But were shocked to find at 8pm when we got there that the town had no power for 4 days and hence no water either!! Swami was joking with all of us in the lobby about all the things he was planning to do including shaving after 3 days. And suddenly he said that he would get power for the city!!! And sure enough at 10 or so the city had power restored after 4 days of outage!!!

Day 15

We left Zhangmu early to cross the border. The road after that was blocked by a landslide. So we had to walk for a half km stretch to get into busses waiting on the other side and are a couple of hours away from. Katmandu.

Location:Darchen - Zengmu - Katmandu


  1. Thank you Thank you Thank you and love u Swamiji!

  2. Thank You ever so much for taking us through your Kailash trip - its amazing journey for us too, Moksha. Love to all of you from the rest of us.