“The eternal being, Lord of the universe, ascetic, the non dual being, the cosmic dancer, the destroyer and the protector — Lord Shiva. Who is Shiva? What is Shiva?
A Supreme ascetic of passive and composed disposition, *Shiva is considered to be at the core of the centrifugalforce of the universe. *Shiva means your very self, your innermost core, the purest self shantam means quiet, peaceful and very innocent that is why they say Bholebhav.
The Rigveda, in the 18000 shlokas or verses, there is no mention of anyother god except lord shiva,
He is lord of the lords..
Brahma creates, Vishnu maintains and Shiva destroys, But actually, Shiva has got all the three together. In the Rigveda, in any war of the asuras, Brahna or Vishnu approach Shiva for protection. In none of the shastras or upanishadas, does one find that Shiva has approached Vishnu or Brahma, exemplifying that the cosmic dancer is the supreme lord.
There are four positions that can be taken in bhakti : -
Like nandi the Bull, which is always looking towards Shiva but is still sitting far off; like the Moon, which is literally touching Shiva’s head, like the snake around Shiva’s neck, which is so close to his heart, like Parvati, Shiva’s consort, who is the other half of Shiva. Mind, Intellect and Memory must melt. The phallus symbol, representating Shiva is called the lingam. Linga is gender, linga means Identification or Sign. It is the form of lord Shiva been worshipped in temple.
Ultimate pilgrimage, a journey of a lifetime
The holiest natural shrine for Hindus, Buddhists, Jains and indigenous Tibetan Bons, Kailash (6714 mt, 22156 ft) is situated in the southwestern part of Tibet . On the lap of Mt. Kailash is Lake Manasarovar . It gives the most beautiful and impressive foreground to the silver dome of Kailash shining away in the north. A visit to this holiest place was something of a dream for mankind in the past. Now the network of motorable roads has turned the dreams into reality. Journey begins with scenic drive from Kathmandu to Nepal–Tibet border, Kodari.
Now the network of motorable roads has turned the dreams into reality. Journey begins with scenic drive from Kathmandu to Nepal–Tibet border, Kodari. From here land cruiser jeeps take us to Kailash Manasarovar to achieve our ultimate goal.
We take complete circumambulation of Manasarovar by jeep and visit some of the Gompas on the shore of the lake. Similarly, we take the most fascinating Kora (circumambulation) of Kailash on foot. As you trek around the mountain, you enjoy the grand views of Kailash from all directions. The high pass, Droma La (5636 mt, 18600 ft) provides you the grand views on both sides of the valley.
A ritual bath in the sacred Manasarovar will deliver a pilgrim to Brahma's paradise and a drink of its waters relinquishes the sins of hundred lifetimes. Conventional wisdom says a single circuit of Mt. Kailash wipes out the sins of a lifetime, 108 guarantees enlightenment.
It is indeed a rare opportunity and privilege for all of those devotees who have been dreaming to be close to the home of the Gods in this world. Come, join one of our tours, we make your dream come true.