Riwalsar- The place for Pilgrims

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The great Padamsambhava

Photo of Riwalsar- The place for Pilgrims by saket.sankhyan

princess "Mandarava"

Photo of Riwalsar- The place for Pilgrims by saket.sankhyan
Photo of Riwalsar- The place for Pilgrims by saket.sankhyan
Photo of Riwalsar- The place for Pilgrims by saket.sankhyan
Photo of Riwalsar- The place for Pilgrims by saket.sankhyan
Photo of Riwalsar- The place for Pilgrims by saket.sankhyan

RIWALSAR_
A very peace full town . Where thousands of pilgrims from all around Himachal, Nepal, Bhutan come here for a religious celebration which is Guru 'Padamsambhav's' birthday . which is celebrated on 10th day of the first month of "Buddhist calender", which is called "Tsechu". On this day you can see all the people is traditional attire . The main event of this day is "Devil's dance".


" Guru Padamsambhav " was a 'Tantrik magician' who traveled to kingdom of "Jahor" where is meet princess "Mandarava" and initiated her into Buddhism . The king of 'Jahor' heard rumors of love between princess and Padamsambhava and ordered for the great master to be burnt alive . The fire raised for 7 days and 7 nights . When the king came to inspect the burning pier , he was shocked to see a lake at the center of which "padamsambhava" manifested himself into a young boy sitted on the top of a 'Lotus' . The king bound down to little master and accepted his 'Devine Teachings ' . It is belived that those who visited to this lake and pay reverence to "Padamsambhava" their lives will become meaningful by gaining wisdom.


Few Kms above Riwalsar there is a place where there are a series of caves . It was these caves where 'Padamsambhava' meditated for about 12 years . A pilgrims journey is not completed without paying visit to caves , lightning a butter lamp and finally tieing a pray flag , sending out message to god.

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