Rewalsar Lake – त्रिवेणी of Love, Beauty & Dharma

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This Gurudwara was built by Raja Joginder Sen of Mandi in respect of Guru GobindSinghji. Guru Gobind Singh came to Himachal to seek support from the hill kings, for his fight against the muslim invaders. He chose Rewalsar as his camp site and had his meeting with hill kings and chalked out plans for a joint strategy against the invading armies of muslims. Guru Gobind Singh ji was so impressed by the holy vibrations of this place that he stayed here for more than a month and later Raja of Mandi built this Gurudwara in his memory.

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घुमक्कड़ी — कुछ खट्टी-कुछ मीठी (सुरक्षा)

घुमक्कड़ी — कुछ खट्टी-कुछ मीठी (सुरक्षा)

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We were enjoying the trekking.  A group of Rajasthanis were also going with us.  They had  drums with them and they were loudly singing bhajans and going fast.  My father said – it is not good to sing while trekking on steep slopes, their songs will be stopped soon. ..and it happened too.  In the way there was a small tea shop where we enjoyed our tea with Neemari Pakoras.  The shopkeeper showed us some wild elephants, who were grazing in the valley below.

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Jalori Pass !

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JALORI JOT (PASS)  Till now you read that after visiting Jwalajai, Rewalsar, Parashar, Manikaran, we stayed at Pandoh.  Everyone was…

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Himachal Revisited (Aug,14)

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This time, while in India, visit to Himachal was more of necessity than tourism… leaving behind Iceland, Landing in Delhi full of heat and humidity was not a joke…. at the airport itself, we were almost fainted and without waiting for my friend to come to pick up, hired a taxi and went home…the heat and humidity was unbearable as the body had tuned to climate of Iceland…. so to go back to Iceland settings, Himachal trip was mandatory

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Toronto & Niagara

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We really enjoyed the colorful aquarium with so many different species of fishes, specially the sharks and the divers feeding the sharks and playing with sting rays. We came out and saw a Railway museum just opposite CNT. I have strong fascination for trains and it was free (The only free thing in Canada)… we went inside the park where different locomotives, trains and old stations were on display.

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Himachal Yatra – स्वर्ग से वापसी, स्वर्ग की ओर

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तो मित्रो आपने पढ़ा कि अपनी हिमाचल यात्रा हमने नैना देवी, ज्वालाजी, कांगड़ा, पालमपुर बैजनाथ होते हुए रिवालसर में समाप्त की। अब समय आ गया था इस खूबसूरत जगह को छोड़ने का व अपनी वापसी यात्रा शुरु करने का. ऩाश्ता करने के बाद हमने होटल का बिल चुकाया और एक बार फिर रिवालसर के नयनाभिराम दृष्यों को जी भर कर देखा…. और अपनी वापसी य़ात्रा शुरु की.

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Rewalsar Lake – चोरी-चोरी जब…..

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I had fallen in love with Rewalsar Lake when I saw Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s film “KAREEB”. I had travelled on Manali route many times, but no one ever told me about this lake. After seeing Kareed, in 2004 I alongwith Laxman while coming back from
Jwalaji visited this beautiful lake and missed our families then.

Rewalsar lake is initially connected to Lomash Rishi, who had been searching for a place for his tapasya, and who was told by Lord Shiva about Rewalsar, which is abode of gods and various gods reside there as flowers, trees, fishes and water bodies. Rishi Lomash came to Rewalsar and did his penance. There is an ancient temple of Lomash Rishi on the bank of the lake, and perahps the first ever temple here.

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Himachal Yatra – बैजनाथ

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The village named after the temple – Baijnath is a small, sleepy town with shops on the sides of the main Pathankot-Mandi high way. We asked a person about the temple and were guided towards it. Turning left we entered a huge parking area, parked our car and looked towards the temple complex…. It was magnificent, artistic, ancient and beautiful. The temple has been taken over by ASI and result was clearly visible.

The temple complex, unlike most of our other temples was very clean with no Parshad shops nearby, and without any chaos of visitors. It has beautifully cut hedges, gardens and pathways all around.

Baijnath temple was re-built on the ruins of ancient Shiva temple by two Himachali businessmen in 1200 AD.

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