Thursday, October 22, 2009

Himalayas - More than a mountain

Geographically, the Himalayas are the world’s highest mountain system stretching majestically across six different countries; for many Indian communities, though, this ‘abode of snow’ is where their gods live. The Himalayas are woven into the mythology of not just Hindus but also Buddhists and Jains.

The Ganga, which is said to flow from Lord Shiva’s matted locks, finds its source in the Himalayas and so do the Indus, Sutlej and Brahmaputra. In the Hindu pantheon the Himalayas are Giriraj, the king of mountains, holding within his folds three of their holiest shrines: Kedarnath, Badrinath and Amarnath. “The Himalayas are the connection between the seven heavens and seven worlds,” says Sonaram Sarma Burhabhakat, a preacher from the Kamalabari Satra set up by Sri Sri Xankardeb in Assam’s Majuli island.

For the Sikhs, Hemkunt Sahib in the Himalayas is where Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth and last guru, is said to have meditated in his previous life.
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Source :
IIPM Editorial, 2009
An IIPM and Professor Arindam Chaudhuri (Renowned Management Guru and Economist) Initiative

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