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Kailash Mansarovar Diary

Nothing can compare to the majestic, divine aura around Kailash.

Kailash Mansarovar Diary
Kailash Mansarovar Diary
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Pass perfect

To be among the first Indians to cross Nathu La on an Indian passport offers an overwhelming sense of pride. That we managed to finish the arduous pilgrimage is all to the credit of my wife Vandana, an ardent Shiva devotee, who invoked the shield of the lord of Kailash. If there was any miracle during the yatra, it was seeing her complete the exhausting circumambulation of Kailash. This included crossing the Dolma La, 18,000 feet above sea level, each step a step into uncertainty, the fear of death hovering over us. Such is the power of Mahadev!

The send-off at Nathu La, the pass between Sikkim and China, was spectacular, with the top army brass present. I had the honour of flagging off the yatri group with Maj Gen Rohit Sawhney. The home secretary of  Sikkim and other officials took care of each yatri, treating...

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