Eastern Himachal

The next leg of my trip consisted of heading from Kullu to the far East…ok not that Far East, but still the magic of the unknown beckoned and and enticed me! Himachal Pradesh is a mini universe in itself, and its landscapes are inspiring…the word primordial actually takes on a meaning when seeing such places.



On my way to Banjar on the local bus, I happened to look out the  window to see this gorgeous tree creeping out of crystalline waters.  Almost as if it appeared through some divine force.

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Bijli Mahadev – The Temple of Lightning

DSCN0192So of course when hearing about this great Shiva lingam that was struck by lightning at the top of  Kullu valley, I had to go check it out! Not so easy to make your way up there, but upon seeing 75 year old women carrying heavy bushels on their heads and walking effortlessly up the mountain, I have to say I was humbled….and determined to get there gracefully!!  Continue reading Bijli Mahadev – The Temple of Lightning