It takes around an hour to take bath in all the 22 wells. The modus operandi is simple. There is a person standing by the side of the well ready to pour water on you with a small bucket. Some of the pilgrims make a small donation at each of the wells. We preferred to have holy water sprinkled over us and move to the next well.Despite the fact that thousands of pilgrims are visiting the temple every day and having a bath at these theerthams, it is believed that the tanks around the temple have a perennial source of water.
Having finished the ritual of purifying ourselves at the holy wells, we once again passed through the magnificent corridors, passed by the Nandi and reached the exit gate. I do not know if my sins were washed away, but one thing is certain that the experience of visiting the temple will remain etched in my memory all through my life.
It was around 6.30 in the evening. Still in a trance, I reached the hotel room, ordered a steaming hot cup of tea and thereafter met Rajah, the cabbie whom we had hired for taking us to Kaniyakumari, the southernmost tip of the country, where Swami Vivekanana meditated before proceeding for America and which is the confluence of two great seas – Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea and the great Indian Ocean, about which I would write in my forthcoming post.
An impressive trailer.
Shall await the write up.
Thanks Ram…. We are trying to finish write up ASAP.
Dear shalini ,
Looks like some TV serial or movie advertisment.
looking forward to see ur next post.
Thanks Mahesh…. Write up will be published soon….
Wow! You rode up a Maruti Alto through this moonscape! Truly amazing pics which I am sure is not skill with the camera but scene as it is!
Yes all the photograph without any processing…
Intersting Shalini, Devasmita’s post is without pictures and yours is without text (though without any disclaimer). So the two posts perfectly compliment each other :-)
Awaiting the Full show …….
WHAT ??? an idea !
KYA (baat) HAI ?
Real Pro pics.
Thanks and credit goes to DSLR 500D
Its been a dream place..leh laddak!!
Yes we had been waiting and preparing for it since last year..
Hi Shalini ,
The pics are amazing. Leh Is truly a heaven on Earth. The Pangong Tso lake looks simple beautiful.
Dont let us wait too long :-)
Whenever we have to wait only one song comes in mind…
” Intehaan ho gaye intezaar ki aayi na kuch khabar Shalini tere travelling ki” (wink)
The pics are stimulating me for the visit to Leh anytime in future…
My next write up will have a tailer too – good idea.