Kunzum pass

Tripoto
20th Jul 2019

Kunzum Pass (Tibetan: Kunzum La, (el. 4,590 m or 15,060 ft), is a high mountain pass on the eastern Kunzum Range of the Himalayas some 122 km (76 mi) from Manali. It connects the Kullu Valleyand Lahaul Valley with the Spiti Valley of Himachal Pradesh, India. It is on the route to Kaza the subdivisional headquarters of Spiti. The only thing alive on the pass is a temple by the name of Kunzum Devi, with multi colored flags swaying in the cold snowy wind. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga.
The tradition here is to take an entire circle of the temple in your vehicle. The belief is that you will not face any sort of mishaps and the mountains will protect you if the circle of worship is taken.
Om Mani Padme Hum all the way!There is a little decision maker sitting inside the temple awaiting your arrival. It will tell you whether you are a saint or a sinner. There is a tiny caged area with a standing stone of religious significance. Take a coin and stick it on the upright stone. If the coin sticks, you are a saint and if it falls off, you are a sinner. A believer or a non-believer, the result will surely make you feel something. All the best!

To feel nothing and everything at the same time, make sure you visit.

Kunzum pass

Photo of Kunzum pass by Sonam Sharma

Coin sticking ritual

Photo of Kunzum pass by Sonam Sharma

Holy mantras

Photo of Kunzum pass by Sonam Sharma
Be the first one to comment