Kesari Uncle sent me this photo take by his cousin & suggested to enjoy the shivling there.
I surely enjoyed the white mountain but unable to explore my creativity to view the shivling there, may be it needs more devotional power!
giri shikhara looks beautiful.
I am always amazed looking such mountains, where the tip or upper half is covered with Snow and rest is not. I wonder how the temperature would be in such areas.
23 Apr 2007 5:53am
Bathed in pristine white... a harbinger of the abode of the Divine.
23 Apr 2007 9:02am
I got to understand this picture better. The Mountain name itself is called
More details can be found at,
23 Apr 2007 9:08am
Lovely shot. Good contrast and depth.
23 Apr 2007 9:17am
23 Apr 2007 12:01pm
nice shot Veena ..
very very good :)
Mehdi az Iran ...
23 Apr 2007 1:33pm
beautiful shot veenaji
23 Apr 2007 1:41pm
23 Apr 2007 2:10pm
One day I'll be there... :-)
23 Apr 2007 4:03pm
Somewhere near or on the route to Manasarovar is it?
24 Apr 2007 2:22am
@silkboard: should be...
Email from Kesari uncle
Now, about visualizing the shape of mountains.
We flew Nikon Airline plane for "Himalaya Darshan" a few years back from Khatmandu airport & Back.
The airplane flew through our ( or Nepali ) side of Himalayas - Right up tp Namche Bazar base camp( The starting point of Everest Climb ). We enjoyed the view of Himalayan peaks.
The mammoth size of the towering Mt. Everest was frightening! - as we saw the "Himavantha" when we flew a thousand feet above Namche Bazar. We had to look up bending our necks!
It was about 0800 Hours in the morning! The Everest was shining like gold!
We saw " Gauri Shankar " twice as we flew up and down the route.
Gowri peak is a rounded smooth peak with white `avagunThan' of smooth white snow. Right by her side stood her husband Shanker with sharp 'jaTa-jooTaa' - a black craggy rocky sharp peak, which stood taller than Gowri.
It was strange, not a speck of white snow on the crown of Great Shiva!
Though he stood taller than Gowri.
amma, it was a perfect pictire of husband and wife!
I laid my video camera down on a seat in plane and bowed down to send my most humble namaskaara to the great mountain couple.
I shall never forget the moment in my life.
Gouri & Shanker really stood like a couple to be photographed!
It is in a vedio tape in my collection! You can watch the same when you visit us.
- Kesari Pejathaya
24 Apr 2007 3:56am
'a trek in the himalayas,
a dip in the holy rivers,
a darshan in the sacred temples',
' namma janma saarthaka '
24 Apr 2007 11:40am
@TSSM: good idea! dip in the holy waters is tough to me.. I would always wish , why can't GOD fit a heater to those flowing water streams! Himalaya dalli taNeeru snaana , devare gathi TSSM avare!
No,not really so, if you go to Badrinath, you have 3 hotsprings ,right in front of the temple, which are enclosed in small tank like structures, one is moderately hot, one is very hot and the third one super hot,
Most pilgrims take bath . I have done it too. Outside it is very very cold, but in the hot spring it is comfortably hot. I have seen even very old people take bath.
There are many places like that .
Secondly, when one is on a pilgrimage, it is the devotion that surmouts all difficulties.
Have a visit and experience it yourself.
24 Apr 2007 12:01pm
@TSSM: Wow! Hotsprings would be really fun.. sure!
Visitng Himalayas is been my long pending dream :-)
have a look at the following website, it is scintillating.
start packing !!!
24 Apr 2007 12:32pm
Aaha! Idu kanri photo andre! Wow!
28 Apr 2007 4:50am
Very nice mountain! Great shot!
29 Apr 2007 8:18pm
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