Tuesday, April 3, 2012

High Altitude Jognis of Great Himalayan National Park

Dhela Jogni

Tirath Jogni

Because of the remoteness and inaccessible mountain terrain a distinct culture and religious practices have been developed in this part of Himachal Pradesh and high altitude areas are often associated with many sacred places .

In Great Himalayan National Park , there are many JOGNIS ( outdoor prayer sites ) which are associated with mother Goddess . During summers local deity ( Devta of the area) and villagers visit these places . Some of the prominent Jognis in GHNP are –

Tirath Jogni

Raktikhol Jogni

Raktiser Jogni

Supakuni Jogni

Sara top Jogni

Thini top Jogni

Socha thach Jogni

Rakhundi top Jogni

Socha thach Jogni

Shupakuni Jogni

Raktiser Jogni

Raktikhol Jogni

Rakti Jogni

Rakhundi Jogni

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Shakti Maror trek of GHNP

View of Raktiser area from Gugnadhar

Shakti and Maror are the remotest villages of Kullu District . Shakti is around 17 km and Maror about 24 km from road head . Due to their isolation a distinct culture has been developed in the area . Devta ( Local deity ) is very powerful and govern almost all the aspects of local people's life.

Entire 17 km trek from Niharni to Shakti passes through dense forest along the Sainj river ( Great Himalayan National Park and Sainj Wildlife Sanctuary )

Area is also heaven for bird watchers , we recorded more than 40 bird species along the trek .

Water fall near Shakti village

view from Shakti trekking Hut

Temple at Shakti village

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Dhale peak in Rainbow ....

Different kinds of Rainbow - During my recent tour of Sainj valley, I met with an old lady of about 100 years old . But she was full of life with any physical inability. She was like a lively rainbow full of colors . It reminds me that a true rainbow is not in the sky , it is in your heart , share it with others and it will burst with vivid colours in the sky.