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Chota Kailas, Om Parvat and Gauri Kund: Adi Kailash Yatra

MountAdi Kailash, popularly known as Chhota Kailash and Baba Kailas, is considered to be one of the abodes of Lord Shiva in the Himalayas. Chota Kailash is also noted for the formation of the Sanskrit letter ‘ॐ’ (om or aum) from snow. The annual pilgrimage or yatra takes place from June to September.


MountAdi Kailash and Om Parvat are in the region of 12,000 to 14,000 feet and are located in Pithoragarh District of Uttarakhand. Another major attraction is the Parvati Sarovar (Tal) or ParvatiLake or Gauri Kund at the foot of Adi Kailash.
Other attractions during the trek include the snow-clad peaks of Annapurna, Kali River, jungles with wildflowers and fruits, Narayan Ashram, and numerous waterfalls. The trek also passes through numerous places mentioned in Hindu scriptures like the KuttiVillage, named after Kunti, the mother of Pandavas. The journey also provides opportunity to interact with people living in the Chaudans, Byans and Darma valleys and learn about their social and cultura…

Shri Naryana Guru: Jiva Karunya Panchakam

All are of one Self-fraternity.
Such being the dictum to avow,
In such a light how can we take life,
And devoid of least pity go on to eat?The non-killing vow is great indeed,
And, greater still, non-eating to observe;
All in all. Should we not say, Oh men of righteousness,
Even to this amounts the essence of all religions?If killing were applied to oneself,
Who, as a favor, would treat such a dire destiny?
As touching all in equality, Oh ye wise ones,
Should that not be our declaration for a regulated life?No killer would there be if no other to eat there was
Perforce, himself must eat!
In eating thus abides the cruder ill than in killing
In that it killing makes.Not killing makes a human good -
Else an animal's equal he becomes.
No refuge has the taker of life,
Although to him all other goods accrue.Shri Naryana Guru