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Issue:Sep' 2017


Quest for lighting up twilight

Vishwaguru Mahamandaleshwar Paramhans Swami Maheshwaranandapuri's spiritual sojourn through the Himalayas. R.C. Ganjoo writes a brief dispatch of Swamiji's journey.

Swami Maheshwaranandapuri at Alakpuri Cave

Vi s h w a g u r u Mahamandalesh war Paramhans S w a m i Maheshwaranandapuri at 72, undertook Sri Alakhpuriji Siddhapeetha Parampara Yatra, situated at a place near Vasudhara Falls ahead of Badrinath Dham at a height of 12,000 feet where he camped near a cave, with his 168 foreign disciples, hailing from 15 countries after completing the journey in the arduous terrain of the Himalayas. Sri Alakhpuriji's disciple Paramyogeshwar Sri Devpuriji, is a great yogi. He had met ancestry sage Sri Alakhpuriji in the Himalayas at Surya Kund near Satopanth lake. This is the lake of Divinity, where Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh (Shiva) are believed to be meditating and taking bath every Ekadasi (11th day of the moon cycle). It is said that this Trinity – Creator, Preserver and Liberator – remove the sins of the world.
In a cave, which still exists where, Sri Devpuriji had meditated and had a darshan (appearance) of Sri Alakhpuriji. The cave is being maintained by Sadhvi Shanti Puri who had discovered it. There, Sri Devpuriji got Sri Alakhpuriji's blessings to awaken the qualities of Lord Shiva within him. It is for this reason that Sri Devpuriji is revered as an incarnation of Lord Shiva.
V i s h w a g u r u M a h a m a n d a l e s h w a r Paramhans Swami M a h e s h w a r a n a n d a p u r i camped near Alakpuri for 12 days. He conducted meditation courses, Yoga in Daily Life exercise and gave religious sermons to reinvigorate spiritual and physical strength of his followers.

Swami ji leading the yatra to Badrinath There are many references of Sri Alakhpuriji in the Holy Scriptures. In the Shiva Puranas, he is known as one of the greatest Siddhas (divine incarnation) who was felicitated at the time of creation of the planet. In the Mahabharata, the Pandavas were advised to seek his blessings prior to departing for their heavenly abode. Legend goes that Sri Alakhpuriji was living with his disciples high-up in the Himalayan range between the holy places of Kedarnath and Badrinath since Satya Yuga to help preserve and protect the world.
As a disciple and successor of Hindu Dharmsamrat Paramhans, Sri Swami Madhavanandapuri ji is a part of one of the oldest spiritual lineages in India Om - Sree

Swami ji at Maa Uma Temple Alakhpuriji Siddha Pith Parampara, holy incarnations and God-realized masters - starting with Param Mahasiddha Avatar Sri Alakhpuriji, to Paramyogeshwar Svayambhu Sri Devpuriji, Bhagvan Sri Deep Narayan Mahaprabhuji and Hindu Dharmsamrat Paramhans Sri Swami Madhavanandaji.
It was Vishwaguru Swami Maheshanand ji's second visit to Alakpuri ji in Sept 2017. During his two-night stay at Rishikesh, Swamiji and his disciples went for Ganga Darshan and Arti at Triveni Ghat where an special Arti (prayers) was arranged for them. With the immersion of Ganesha idol at Rishikesh in the Ganges, the assemblage headed towards Badrinath. An amateur trekker Jagdish Prasad Maithani who accompanied the troupe, shared his experience and said that the respect for traditional Hindu rituals among the foreign disciples was more than Indians. According to Maithani, Swamiji stopped at Devprayag

Swami ji at the Vasudhara waterfall to view the Sangam of the Bhagirathi and Alaknanda rivers at Rudraprayag. At Karnaprayag, the confluence of the Alaknanda and Pinder rivers, Swamiji along with his disciples, visited the world's only temple of Maa Uma. Ma Uma, reincarnation of Mata Sati, prayed to Lord Shiva for marriage. It is also believed that Karna did his Tapasya to please Goddess Uma there.

Vishwaguruji near Swargarohini

Swami ji at Maa Uma Temple Badrinath, last panchayat in the north end, is only 40 km by road to Tibet. Mana is a last Indian village, 3 kms from Badrinath town. Near Mana, the Alaknanda and the Saraswathi rivers join. It is a sangam place, where Veda Vyasa has written 18 purannas and expanded his treaties on the Vedas. It is 25 km walk from Badrinath to reach Satopanth. It is believed to be an apt place only for those who are searching for spiritual development.
Satopanth is behind the Neelakant mountain. The Pandavas had travelled on their last journey (Maha Prastana) through Satopanth on the way to Swargarohini. One can see a beautiful and heart-shaped water pond located in the middle of the Himalayas.
Walking on stones for one km from Satopanth you reach Chandrakund. From Satopanth to Surya kund (4 km), 6 km Vishnu kund (water pond), and 7 km Swargarohini. According to the legends, the eldest of the Pandavas - Yudhistara - (dhrmaraju) went to Heaven with his body by pushpaka vimanam from this place only.