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Chhota Kailash

ADI Kailash (Popularly known as Chhota Kailash) is in many ways replica of the better known Mt. Kailash in Tibet, especially in appearance Adi-Kailash, however is in Indian Territory close to the Indo-Tibetan border, it is an area of great natural beauty, peace and serenity roar of urban life, will find here a healing quietude, conducive to looking inward and discoursing with one’s inner self.

At the very foot of Mt. Kailash is Gauri kund, whose water reflect the mountain itself. Close by is Parvati Sarovar, also called ‘mansarovar’ but much smaller than the original, on the bark of the Sarovar local people have erected a temple to Shiv and Parvati.

After the Chinese occupied Tibet from Gunji, Indian Sadhus or pilgrims offered their prayer here to Lord Shiva, and took their journey to Kutti followed by Jollingkong at an altitude of over 1550 feet to have a darshan of this mountain. When we enter this magical place, for the moment you feel that why the God choose this place for their abode.

OM Parvat

From Gunji the route branches off to kalapani where the Kali river originates and then on to nabidhang (3987) (Lipupass is only 9 kms ahead). At nabidhang we can see “OM Parvat” a miracle of nature, snow lies in the mountain in the shape of a perpetual “OM” the primordial sound. All other slopes may be bare but this inscription in snow is everlasting and as one observes it, one gets the feeling that the mountain itself is Lord Shiv incarnate- the destroyer, showing himself in a rare glimpse. One can see white (snow). OM on black background. No hypotheses, no assumption and no imagination are required to visualize “OM”. The symbol and guide to mediation connecting man, God and the Universe chanted at the beginning and finale of all proceeding, extolled in the Upnishads as the best and must effective symbol of God.

During the Adi-Kailash Yatra, you will come across the mighty splendour of the snow peaks of Annapurna, (Api massive), naming Himalayan peak, the gushing Kali river, forest, can see the enchanting beauty of Chaudas, Byans and Darma Valley, tradition villages like Gala, Garbiyang, Budhi, Gunji, Napalchu Navi, Rongkong, Kutti,enroute when we go Buddhi to Gunji a place Chhiyalekh. From here we can see the mind blowing bugyal which is full of alphine wild flowers, Himalayan herbs, great Himalayan peaks, peace and serenity. Enroute to Adi-Kailash from Chhiyalekh, Gunji, Nabi, Kutti we see a breath taking view of the Himalayan peaks. You can catch the different and ever changing moods of their snow covered mountains, beautiful rivers, peaks, which seems to touch the sky green meadows and treacherous glaciers make this area a heaven for those seeking high adrenaline closes.

All over the world, only the Uttaranchal section of the Himalayas have traditionally attracted humanity in search of spiritual awakening since the very beginning of humanity in search of spiritual awakening since the very beginning of human, history on this earth. The local folk called “Shauka” “Rang” Garbyang, Napalchu, Gunji, Nabi Rong-kong Kutti has much to say about their land. The village Kutti is named after Kunti, the mother of Pandavas. Kunti apparently stayed at this spot for some time. Likewise they claim that the great sage Vyash lived here for a long time and wrote many books. The bhotiyas have preserved their heritage assiduously and are always ready to show glimpses of it through dance and music.

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