Thursday, 25 September 2014

Dates are available for Kailash Yatra-2015

Kailash Yatra is arranged by the Ministry of external affairs every year between May and September and the Yatra is for those who have a valid Indian passport. For the year 2015 the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2015 dates have come and if you want to visit this place, then you can make your bookings. It will commence on 4May if you want to travel by Helicopter, 5th may 7th may by Volvo bus service and end on mid of September.
The entire tour of Kailash Yatra is of 13 days by bus or jeep and the cost of this Yatra is 89,999 per person. The application form of Kailash Yatra can be taken from the website of the Ministry of External affairs.

Whoever wishes to go for this tour should stay fit as they will have to go to higher altitudes. The climatic conditions will remain cold, so the visitor should ensure that they have woolen clothes with them. Apart from this you also have to carry some of the accessories like Rain gears, pocket knife, moisturizer, binocular, unbreakable bottles, torch etc. Tour operators will also provide you things like oxygen, sleeping bags, kit bag drivers, cook, guide, tent for accommodation and map.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra concludes Now

The Kailash Mansarovar Yatra, which began in June, concluded on Tuesday as the last and 18th batch of pilgrims left for New Delhi from Kathgodam in Uttarakhand.

"Before departing for New Delhi, the last batch of 38 pilgrims was received by officials of Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam (KMVN) (the nodal agency for the yatra) at Sukhatal guest house of the Nigam and the members were given citations and memorials on completion of the yatra," Nigam officials said.

"A total of 910 pilgrims from 28 states of the country undertook the pilgrimage to Mansarovar and Kailash this year. The pilgrims were divided in 18 batches, the maximum number since the yatra started in 1981," Managing Director of KMVN Deepak Rawat said.

Maximum pilgrims to Kailash this year were from Gujarat, followed by other states like Maharashtra, Delhi, Rajasthan and West Bengal, Nigam officials said.

"The highest numbers of 193, 113 and 120 pilgrims were from Gujarat, Maharashtra and Delhi, respectively, while the lowest number was from Manipur as there was only one pilgrim from the state," they said.

Talking about the last year's yatra, Rawat said, "Only one batch could reach Kailas Mansarovar last year as the routes were fully damaged due to heavy landslides and broken bridges on way to Nabhidhank, the last track route camp in the Indian side of the pilgrimage."

"We took extra care about the routes this year and selected four alternative routes. But we used only two routes alternatively due to some disturbances during the monsoon months," he said.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Mount Kailash is Lord Shiva’s Holy Heavenly Home

For many ages doing the Kailash Manasarovar Yatra has always been the favored way for one to show devotion and obedience to the Lord Shiva. This prompts many Hindu devotees according to the ancient holy texts (Ramayana and Mahabharata) to undertake the difficult and hard pilgrimage (Yatra) all in reverence of Shankar Begawan.

For in the Hindu holy trinity Lord Shiva is revered and worship as the dissolving force of the universe. Dissolving or death is the believed medium for the potential of recreation through rebirth or reincarnation. Therefore, Mount Kailash is believed to be the center of the universe and the source of creative power that radiates all around.

It’s no coincidence therefore that the holiest peak believed to radiate creative power and the center of the universe dwells in proximity to lake Manasarovar. Manasarovar which means Lake of Consciousness and Enlightenment has long held a stupendous adulation and reverence in the eyes of the Yatris (pilgrims).

For Yatris who takes a Snan (holy bath or dip) in its sacred waters are believed absolved from their past lifetime sins. It’s equally believed the washing away of sins brings one closer to the consciousness associated with the Lord Shiva’s holy and divine dwelling place at mount Kailash.

Monday, 4 August 2014

About Kailash Parikrama & Mansarovar Lake

Holy Kailash Parikrama
Complete Kailash Parikrama covered 48 km distance and cover many small rang of mountain. Holy Parikrama starts from Darchen which is located at the feet of  Holy Kailash Mountain. I we go from west part of Darchen, then we pass Nandi Cavas, Sersuna, and flag pole Tarbo. Next spot age from Sersuna is Nyanari Gompa and west side of Kailash Parvat is visible from here. A little forward of Nyanari Gompa is Desphu Gompa, on the banks of Lha-chu River. It is located at 16,400 ft above sea level. Full view of Kailash Parvat is visible from here.

Holy Mansarovar Lake

Lake Manasarovar deceit at 4,590 meters (15,060 ft) above at sea level, a relatively high altitude for a large freshwater lake on the mostly saline lake-studded Tibetan flat terrain. It is relatively round in shape with the perimeter of 88 kilometers (55 miles). Its depth reaches a maximum of 90 m (300 ft) and its surface area is 320 square kilometers (120 sq miles). It is connected to nearby Lake Rakshastal by the natural Ganga Chhu channel.

Manasarovar is near the source of the Sutlej River which the easternmost large tributary of the Indus. It is nearby the sources of the Brahmaputra River, the Indus River, and the Karnali River (Ghaghara), an important tributary of the Ganges River. During winter, the lake water freezes to solid ice. Tibetan people cross the lake without any fear by walking across or on yak.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

What Makes the Kailash Parikrama Highly Revered?

-Recognizes and acknowledges the Lord as the center of human existence or being. When Pradakshina is done it is done with meditative mind and soul.

-It also shows the Lords impartial grace and closeness to all devotees who may perform it with a submissive heart.

-Being considered as the center of the universe and the spiritual destination of all souls and humans it’s the ultimate pilgrimage destination for all seeking salvation.

-Its equally believed as Lord Shiva’s son Lord Ganesha encircled (did Parikrama after his father asked him and his brother Subrahmanya to travel the world and gain world knowledge) his father and mother goddess Parvati at Mount Kailash and justified it as Parikrama for the world was contained in Lord Shiva as the lord of dissolution.

-Devotees believe that doing a Mount Kailash Parikrama washes the sins several lifetimes and taking a holy dip the Lake Manasarovar washes away the sins of a lifetime.

This makes the Kailash Parikrama among the most revered and highly performed by devotees on the Kailash Manasarovar Yatra.  Year 2014 is very special for because according to chaines calendar 2014 is horse year and it is very spiritual year. This is time Yatra is more important.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Spiritual Yatra of Kailash Mountain

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra held every year in summer month May and June when out of many applications registered and few lucky members are selected for going to the subh Yatra. The Yatra takes place in many batches and one has to first clear hard medical test to ensure people physical condition and good health and body in good shape to be able to hike on a height of 20,000 feet above sea level.

About Kailash Mountain:
Kailash Mountain is a holy crest nestled in the Gangdise Mountains of Himalayas in Tibet. Also, known as the column of the world it is situated along the basis of many longest rivers in Asia like Sutlej River, Indus River, Karnali River Brahmaputra River, etc. On Kailash Mansarovar Yatra, traveler can also visit other many beautiful attractions nearby Mansarovar like Gauri Kund, a lake located in little distance from Kailash Mountain, which is alleged to be of space origin and a dip in it is careful very moral.

Mythology and Values:
Basic Requirement of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra:

There are some essential requirements when you make a plan for the blessed Kailash Mansarovar Yatra:
1) First of all the devotees need to present at the reception of Ministry of External Affairs, when application is cleared.
2) Validate Passport with at least 6 months beyond the date of return is required.
3) A cleared medical certificate for trekking.
4) Kailash Mansarovar Yatra charges depend on your travel agency and all the other charge also included like Chinese visa fee.

These are some required thing for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra. This is very spiritual Yatra and everyone want to join this Yatra once in a life.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Heavy rains drench in Uttarakhand but Kailash Mansarovar Yatra not disrupted

Everyone knows that monsoon season is started and everywhere heavy rain is going on and mostly in pall grim places like Kailash Parvat Yatra, amer nath Yatra, mata Vaishno Devi Yatra, etc.  This time everyone prepare more for this kind of Yatra because last year in Kedarnath have rain falls and sky fall create many damages and difficult condition. 

Mostly spiritual places also situated on hills and heavy rain is going there and sometimes alert is also declared and roads are blocked and Yatra is canceled due to heavy rain. Latest news is also published form Uttarakhand and an alert has been sounded in after incessant rains in many parts of the state for the last 48 hours, and this is officially declared on Tuesday. 

This is not good news for Yatri but for this Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2014 is not canceled and yatri can take rest on govt. base and rahat for the time period when situation is not being normal.  Kailash Yatra is still going on and it is completed on September month and many batches are on the way and total 64 batches are declared by govt for this holy and spiritual Yatra.