Back after Kailash Trip!

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I am almost back after my Kailash Yatra. With the divine blessings of acharyas, the yatra was very successfully completed few days back. It is definitely a yatra of a lifetime. For some, this is the first and last trip, for some this is an on-going journey and for some this is just the beginning…A total of 36 yatris accompanied by devi upasakars, ganapadigals and great sivanadiyars. Wonderful trip – avan arulale avan thaal vanangi. The most fantastic thing about this trip is that each and every yatri is a staunch Mahaperiyava/Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam devotee.

I personally started my trip by getting darshan of Lord Pasupathinath in Kathmandu as per HH Balaperiyava’s direction…..I will share a post exclusively on this soon…

There are so many incidents and so many moments that I want to share – I will slowly. I have captured few wonderful incidents from Brahmasri Gopala Ganapadigal and few others who had a great fortune to interact with Mahaperiyava.

As Sri Ganapadigal was telling that one should visit Kailash in their lifetime. Without that a lifetime is wasted…..Anything beyond that is optional. In our case, only 15 went beyond Manasarover to do complete parikrama – that includes very young brave kids…..If you are healthy enough and can afford a trip, please do complete this trip. The dip in the lake maanasarover will take care of us for the lifetime. Remember the lake itself is a sakthi peetam….

We were so fortunate to have as our tour guides – one of the most trusted agencies who were absolutely trust-worthy and made this a great success for us….

Hara Hara Sankara Jaya Jaya Sankara!!

Kailash Maharajki Jai!!!!

Brahamsri Gopala Ganapadigal is doing Rudrabishekam in Lake Manasrover with other Periyava devotees…

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A devi upasakar, who led this team is doing chaturavarthi tharpanam to Maha Ganapathi on the rocky banks of River Karnali in Hilsa for smooth travels..

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This same river bed had another fantastic Mahaperiyava abishekam/puja ..We were all stuck in Hilsa for 2 full days..The chinese entry point was closed and they would open only the next day morning….We were so dreading to stay one more night there as there are no toilets etc ..On the 2nd day afternoon, we decided to go and do Periyava abishekam. I had carried this virgraham with us for the yatra. We did abishekam with veda gosham – rudram, chamakam, sukthams, taitriya upanishad etc – whatever we learnt – for a good 90+ minutes….We returned to our rooms…Within 15 mts, we got a call that we are going to be allowed! We hurriedly packed our bags and we went to the China border and drove to their customs office. Here is the fun part – the whole office was shut down and the officers have gone home – they reopened the office just for us – turned on the lights, cleared us etc. If we had gotten stuck in Hilsa for one more day, parikrama wouldn’t have been possible and weather also changed – rained etc…The whole trip would have pushed by a day etc. Periyava saved us from all those headaches!

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The brave kids who completed the parikrama…


Sri Chandramouli praying Kailasanadhar in Manasarover….

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Categories: Devotee Experiences

27 replies

  1. Great Dharshan! You made it possible for people who are infirm and living in distant places to have Kailash Manasarovar Dharshan! Much Blessed are the Yaathris. Amazed that so many children had such Divine Blessing! All is possible with Maha Periyava Blessings. Please give more such writesup and Sri Gopala GanapadigaL’s Experiences with Maha Periyava! Hara Hara shankara, Jaya Jaya Shankara! Om Nama Shivaaya!

  2. Nice to see your post, Mahesh, after many days. Beautiful are those snaps too. Seems everyone enjoyed this trip. Periyava Vigraham closeup 8 th photo, is so beautiful. Brahamsri Gopala Ganapadigal is the only person i knew, that too i have seen his youtube experiences. Really amazing experiences and instance he has shared with us.

    Awaiting writeups of yours and your teams memorable journey experiences

  3. blessing for a person has created desire to go kailash for many. may periyava bless us all for such a yatra atleast once in our life time.

  4. Thanks for sharing your experiences and Pictures with us , truly a blessed soul to be accompanied by all Scholars and great devotees . This has sparked an intense desire in me to visit Kailash and do the park karma , hope Mahaperyiva blesses me with this intention . This will be my Goal for this lifetime . Mahaperyiva Thunnai !

  5. good to know your experience, very eager to read rest of the experiences as well.

  6. Good to hear about your trip which ended in a blissful manner. Kudos to the entire team who could do the parikrama sucessfully by the divine grace of mahaperiya.Looking forward to hear more about ur trip and also photos.Please do inform about such trips in advance so that people can join by the blessings of mahaperiya.Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara.

  7. Tanks a lot Mahesh for sharing your experiences and the pics.
    Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara

  8. We thank you from the bottom of our hear for sharing your Pilgrimage details and the photos..By the Divine Grace of Mahaperiyava you all have completed this Holy Pilgrimage, in a grand successful manner…Your Happiness and young Children enthusiasm, shows how Great the Pilgrimage was… Memories to Cherish and let all your Spiritual and material requirements…be fullfilled by the Almighty…Jaya Jaya Sankara…Hara Hara Sankara…

  9. Dear Mahesh, you and all the people who completed this yatra is very blessed indeed. Thanks for sharing the pics. Looking forward to hearing from you more about this trip. Mahaperiyava thiruvadi saranam.


  11. Heartiest Congratulations to all on the successful completion of this Holy Yatra
    Om Namah Shivaya.

  12. Well done. Blessed. We get vicarious satisfaction after reading your mail and seeing the beautiful pictures as if we were there with you. May Mahaperiva give you many more opportunities to do repeat performance of undertaking trips to the great abode of Lord Shiva.

  13. Boy! That’s terrific! You are Truly Blessed. I don’t think you have anything more to yearn for in life. I wonder when I will get an opportunity! Thanks for the share. Enthralling.

  14. Great!! I also see children, Blessed is the team by Maha periava. My namaskarams to all. Waiting to hear form you.

  15. Great ! Blessed you are.
    Nice of you to have shared this wonderful experience with us.
    Best wishes.

  16. Great Pictures! Eagerly waiting for more….Happy to see you back. Ram Ram

  17. Awesome, Mahesh. Good to know your experience.

  18. waiting for some hi-res pictures of kailash & manasarovar that can be enlarged and printed for use in puja

  19. drar Mahesh, Greetings from Narayanaswamy from Tiruchy. Extremlyhappy to learn you have returned USA after blissful darhsn at Kailash and holybath in Manasarovar. No doubt we can scale even Mount Everest if we have the blessings of ourAcharyaas. I am eagerly waiting for your travelogue and fotos which may inspire me toundertake Kailash(Manasarovar) yatra next year. With divine grace I have fulfilledmy dsire of worshipping all 106 diyadesams on the earth and 273 Thevara sthjalams(excepting two in Srilanka and the other KAILASH). i AM sure GOD WILL ALWAYSFULFILL OUR LEGITIMATE DESIRES. k.narayanaswamy

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  20. Beautiful pictures!! All the devotees are truly blessed by Mahaperiyava. Hats off to the brave kids. Waiting to hear lot more interesting messages on this trip.

  21. Hi Anna very exciting to hear this.You are blessed truly by Mahaperiyava

  22. When you plan any such programs in future can you please share in adv2with the group?

  23. Dear Mahesh,

    Thanks for sharing the pictures and some of the experiences. Love to hear more about this divine trip. See you all soon in Chicago.

  24. Amazing!! Indeed, you are blessed. I think it is one’s lifetime achievement. Hope someday, I will be blessed to go to Mount Kailash. I am a strong Siva devotee. This will happen when He makes this happen. Thanks for sharing your experience. Enjoyed.

  25. where is mahesh sir in this group?; one thing is that we were missing Maheswaran’s [yours]message all these days; so start sending immediately. In fact every morning Indian time, my work is to search for sage of kanchi’s message first.

  26. You are a blessed soul Mahesh Garu! Let Periva blessing always be with you! Periva Padam Sharanam!

  27. Dear Mr. Mahesh:
    Indeed, awesome. You are blessed and through you we are blessed to know the details and to see the lovely photos; we cant wait much to know your experiences filled with Periyavaa’s karunai at every incident. This is something which everyone cannot get; me and my son were desiring to make it, but it still remains unfulfilled. Thanks for sharing.

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