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Shobha Yatra
Shobha Yatra starts from Laxshmi Narain Mandir, Faiz Road, Karol Bagh, at 5.00 pm

19th Bhandara starts at Chandanwari and Pissutop.

Yatra starting from 28/6/13 to 2/8/13

Amarnath is a mountain cave situated on the narrow openings between the mountains of Lidder valley, at the height of 3,888 mts. The River of the Lion Mouth to the North, the River of the Horse Mouth to the east, The River of the Peacock Mouth to the south and the River of the Elephant Mouth to the West. Strangely enough, Four major rivers doe indeed originate near Kailash, the Indus the Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahmaputra), the Karnali and the Sutlej. Tibetans believe that it is the residence of Demchog, a fierce looking tantric deity who lives there with his consort, Dorje Phagmo. for the Tibetans also, it is a particularly Special place in that their poet saint Milarepa, spent several years here meditating in a cave.

For the Hindus Mount Kailash is the earthly manifestation of Mt. Meru, their spritual centre of the universe, described as a fantastic world pillar 84,000 miles high, around which all else revolves, its roots in the lowest hell and its summit kissing the heaves. On the top lives their most revered God, Shiva, and his consort Parvati.

For the Jains an Indian religious group, Kailash is the site where their first prophet achieved enlightenment. for the older, more ancient religion of Bon, it is the site where its founder Shanrab is said to have descended from heaven. It was formerly the spiritual centre of Zhang Zung, the ancient Bon Empire that once included all of western Tibet. Bon people walk around the mountain in a counter clockwise manner, unlike the other religions.

Over the centuries pilgrims have constantly journeyed immense distances to achieve enlightenment or cleanse themselves of sin, braving enormous distances, particularly harsh weather and bandit attacks.

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