Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Himalayas: A journey through the land of abyss

Road to Maansarovar
Himalayan Spring

 Photographic odyssey by Neeraj Vegad photographer based in Jabalpur. His work here reflects his thoughts and deep understanding of amazing topography of the Himalayas in India. Through his work and brief account we travel to the wide expanse of the mountain ranges at Mount Kailash and Maansarovar Lake.     

The roads were excellent throughout the journey the author remarks and the drive was enjoyable. 
Tibetan Plateau
Tibetan Prayer Flags
(Above) The barren cold desert on the way was a unique experience. The Tibetan Plateaus arrived all over the on the way to Maansarovar surprising us with their nakedness and wide expanse.

A unique way of worship the Tibetan Prayer Flags are a small rectangular piece of colored cloth. These are found strung all over the region strung on Himalayan Ridges

The terrace sculpted out of Mountains in Uttrakhand by step farming. The ledges, forests, rivers and roads form a magnificent panoramic grandeur all over the lower reaches of Himalayas.

The Himalayan Range contains some of the highest mountains in the World. The snow capped peaks and the deep ridges form a breath taking panorama in a rarefied atmosphere.    

Mount Kailash

Mount Kailash: The abode of Lord Shiva lies in Trans Himalayas in Tibetan Region. Most sacred to the Hindus the it is embedded deep in the intrigue. The mystic mountain is considered as a place of eternal bliss.       
Maansarovar Lake

Mansarovar Lake: The backdrop is created by Mount Kailash in the North. This personification of beauty is also considered as the purest and a sip will land oneself in the Abode of Shiva.  

Man Sarovar is one of the highest freshwater lakes at the height of 4590 meters. For Hindus this is the most cherished pilgrimage destination. Many devotees arrive here  from India on organized package tour or Yatra. 

Pilgrims bathing

The religious fervor and a deep seated belief makes the pilgrims take a holy dip in the icy cold waters of Man Sarovar in the Tibetan Autonomous Region.