Shobha Yatra starts from
Laxshmi Narain Mandir, Faiz Road, Karol Bagh,
at 5.00 pm
19th Bhandara starts at Chandanwari and Pissutop.
Yatra starting from 28/6/13
is a mountain cave situated on the narrow openings
between the mountains of Lidder valley, at the
height of 3,888 mts. The River of the Lion Mouth
to the North, the River of the Horse Mouth to the
east, The River of the Peacock Mouth to the south
and the River of the Elephant Mouth to the West.
Strangely enough, Four major rivers doe indeed
originate near Kailash, the Indus the Yarlung Tsangpo
(Brahmaputra), the Karnali and the Sutlej. Tibetans
believe that it is the residence of Demchog, a
fierce looking tantric deity who lives there with
his consort, Dorje Phagmo. for the Tibetans also,
it is a particularly Special place in that their
poet saint Milarepa, spent several years here meditating
in a cave.
For the Hindus Mount Kailash is the earthly
manifestation of Mt. Meru, their spritual centre
of the universe, described as a fantastic world
pillar 84,000 miles high, around which all else
revolves, its roots in the lowest hell and its
summit kissing the heaves. On the top lives their
most revered God, Shiva, and his consort Parvati.
For the Jains an Indian religious group, Kailash
is the site where their first prophet achieved
enlightenment. for the older, more ancient religion
of Bon, it is the site where its founder Shanrab
is said to have descended from heaven. It was
formerly the spiritual centre of Zhang Zung,
the ancient Bon Empire that once included all
of western Tibet. Bon people walk around the
mountain in a counter clockwise manner, unlike
the other religions.
Over the centuries pilgrims have constantly
journeyed immense distances to achieve enlightenment
or cleanse themselves of sin, braving enormous
distances, particularly harsh weather and bandit