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Gangaajal at Gaumukh

Tuesday, October 9th, 2007

Prologue 

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Lost & found at Badrinath

Tuesday, October 9th, 2007

Badrinath  (more…)

Walking in search of faith

Friday, October 5th, 2007

Dear Reader,

This is a write-up of our trip to the Himalayas in 2006. For practical purposes, it is being published as a blog, an upside-down blog. You have scroll down to continue, not up.

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Organisation of this write-up

Thursday, October 4th, 2007
  1. Gaumukh – with Bhagirathi (with Gangaajal at Gaumukh by D)                                                        
  2. Kedarnath – with Mandakini                                                     
  3. Shivalaya I -  Triyuginarayan, Guptkaashi, Tungnath & Mata Anusuya’s Ashram
  4. Shivalaya II   - Gopeshwar & Kalpeshwar                                 
  5. Badrinath  - with Alaknanda (with Lost & found at Badrinath by D )                                                       
  6. Prayaag – with Ganga                                                               
  7. Appendices - Some meanings of non-English words used, Schedules, Practical tips                                                        

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Gaumukh

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step – the first. Where does a journey to the Himalayas start? Is it the physical step or the step taken in the mind? A journey to the Himalayas is so different from other journeys. Any other journey may or may not be a pilgrimage, but a journey to the Himalayas transforms itself into a pilgrimage, somewhere, somehow. And when that pilgrimage is at Uttaranchal, the pilgrims know exactly how privileged they are to reach there.
 

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Gaumukh (contd.)

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

Bhojbhasa in the morning and Gaumukh.

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Kedarnath

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

Towards Gaurikund 11.10.06.

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Shivalaya

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

Triyuginarayan

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Shivalaya (contd.)

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

Gopeshwar’s invisible threads

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Badrinath

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

Joshimath – the changes

By the time we reached Joshimath, it was pitch dark. The GMVN TRH was easily located. And the paperwork was more time-consuming here than at Bhaironghatti. D and I did our best to make the counter-staff understand that atleast one room could be opened up for my parents so that they could rest their backs after that long drive, while we attempted to finish all the writing at the reception. After 10 minutes of patient repetition, they finally understood and opened up all three rooms.

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