Mt. Raldang, Kinnaur Kailash Himalaya
What we do in life, echoes in the eternity
Kinnaur Kailash-The highest point of my life in 2018. A lot of things happened in 2018. I was diagnosed with arthritis. In both knees. Then I published my book. Then I was caught off guard by bronchitis. Then my book went on to become an Amazon bestseller (though for a very short period because it went outta stock). Then bronchitis again. Shitty loop, ad infinitum
But , Kinnaur Kailash - that's the highest point. Indebted to @kapmht for being an old man's guide on this journey
You gotta see this amazing creation of the Mother Universe
Har Har Mahadev 🙏
Edit1: Which reminds me, that I went to Kinner Kailash in 2017. So I'm that messed up in my head. But 2017-2018 doesn't matter. Kinner Kailash remains the bestest
Tungnath - The Snow Trek! (Long Read)
It was around -5 to -7 degrees when I, along with a a group of friends, who I met at Deoria tal, started our Trek at 1:30 am from Chopta to Tungnath.
We were well prepared for the minus degree but we faced a challenge which none of us were prepared.
About a Km into the Trek, there was snow on the path. To make matters worse, there was thick ice in between. We didn't expected this. Our normal trekking shoes were useless as they weren't getting any grip on the thick ice.
From there to top was a journey of braving chilly winds, minus temprature and lots of skidding and falling along the way.
It was probably the most difficult trek esp. without the crampons as any moment you put your foot on the surface, you would skid.
Not to mention that the trek path was steep, so there were no chances of balancing your Body once the shoes slipped.
Only with our determination and Willpower we were able to reach Tungnath temple.
It almost felt like Lord Shiva had wanted us to reach his abode, that we were able to overcome such difficulties
Once we reached there at around 4:15 am, there was an overwhelming feeling of joy.
With almost no strength left, we dragged ourselves to the place where the poojari's stay. Since the idol was already taken to Ukhimat for Winter Worship, there wasn't a soul in sight. All the places were closed and all we could hear was heavy wind.
We sat outside the quaters of the Pundits, so as to be safe from the winds and since our bodies cooled down from the trek, it was getting very cold, very very cold.
Since I had come this far, I didn't wanted to lose this opportunity. So with lots of difficulty, I took out my tripod & setup the mobile to capture few pictures of Tungnath.
The cold was getting severe. So much so that I saw people in the group shivering and it was clear that we cannot stay out like this, we had to get inside someplace.
Amazing Caption and Photo by @the_indian_pathika#shiva#uttarakhand#uttarakhnadtraveller#mahadev#mahakal#himalayas#bholena#tungnath#hippieinhills#picoftheday#snowfall#himachal#chopta#wonderlust#himalayas#nature#travel#nepal#Adventure
Ganesha from the very beginning was an obedient child, always ready to carry out the commands of his parents. There's a story in the scriptures that is connected to Ganesha and his loyalty towards his parents.
Once the gods and devas gave a fruit of immortality and knowledge to Shiva and Parvati. Both their sons wanted to eat the fruit. To pacify the situation, Shiva told them that whosoever will encircle the world three times and come back first will win the fruit.
Kartikeya was much more athletic than Ganesha with the large belly and elephant head. Kartikeya took off swiftly, but Ganesha did not follow. Instead, he encircled his parents. Asked why, he said that his parents were the world to him and for such a clever answer, he won the contest.
Respect your parents is the lesson to be learnt from the god of wisdom. Ganesha’s relationship with his parents has been tricky. This is primarily due because of the way he was created by Parvati and by mistake beheaded by his father Lord Shiva. However his powers and wisdom has developed the relationship with his parents into one that is loving and full of respect. An anecdote from Lord Ganesha’s life reflects this lesson.
Wisdom can help us overcome any inherent limitation. Ganesha is shown as a large pot bellied God. Yet he is known as one of the most powerful Gods in the world and has slain many demons. The above anecdote also tells us that we must not fret over our physical weaknesses. It was Skanda’s vehicle and strength that made him hop on and encircle the earth literally. Ganesha could not be as fast as Skanda so he used his wisdom to win the race.! ✨🐘🌍💀🔱🕉👁🌀🐀🎨🌙🐍⌛️🙏🏻✨ artist Unknown
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Life is a blessing, life is a gift. Always express gratitude. There will always be times when life gets you down, when you suffer heartbreak, sadness, and during these times you often think that you are suffering alone. But you are not alone, there are 7 billion people on Earth and everyone has been hurt, everyone has cried, everyone has felt sad and lonely at some point of time. Everyone has suffered illness, suffered loss, heartbreak, frustration, anger, stress, and frustration. When negativity strikes we feel like we are the only one suffering. Understand that suffering is a part of life, and if we look past the suffering, we will also see happiness, laughter and good times. Open your eyes, beauty is everywhere. The wonderful sunshine making everything sparkle, the beautiful cloud formation, the amazing rain refreshing and reviving. We should feel blessed to have eyes to see this. Realise that we are so privileged, there are people who can't even see. So Show gratitude. And instead of looking down feeling depressed, look up and feel blessed. Let go of the thinking that creates unhappiness and reach for the stars, living life with love and compassion, care and understanding, and knowing that just as we are creating our own sadness by focussing on negativities, we can create our own happiness too. Change your thinking and you can change your world.! Love, light & peace ✨👁🕉🏔🌸🌙🐍🌷💀🔱⏳🌿🐚🔔🌀🎨✨ Hari Om Tat Sat ~ Har Har Mahadev 🏔🔱🏔 pic thanks to @himalayangraphy
Rudra’ is beautiful name of our beloved and most powerful Shiva and ‘Aksh’ means tears. Therefore Rudraksha means the tears of Lord Shiva. Rudraksha beads have been used since ages. All the yogis, saints and spiritualists wear these mystic beads for staying in touch with the Divine.
We have always seen the idols or images of Lord Shiva wearing Rudraksha. Lord Shiva is always depicted wearing Rudraksha beads on his head, arms and hands. With this, there came up the religious and spiritual significance of Rudraksha. It is believed that the Rudraksha contains the secrets of the entire evolution of Cosmos within it. Disciples devoted to Lord Shiva always wear Rudraksha to lead a peaceful life and also for deeper meditation. It helps maintain good health, gain self-empowerment and lead a fearless life. Rudraksha beads are renowned for their divine protection and are worn on the body individually or as a chain (Mala). Shiva has gifted this magical Rudraksha to mankind. Rudraksha is often believed to symbolize the link between earth and heaven, between man and God. Hence Rudraksha is the sole purpose of worship and also a source to reach the higher self.