Events : Energy & Environment

Talk on “Kailash and Manas – Visions of the Infinite” by Mr. Deb Mukharji

Held on Friday, 18th June, 2010 at 6.30 pm

The ethereal beauty of Kailash and Manas Sarovar and the enormous influence they have had on the imagination of the peoples of India, Tibet and many other countries came alive on Friday, the 18 th June, when Mr. Deb Mukharji, India’s former Ambassador to Nepal, presented a slide-show along with the commentary. The rugged terrain, the flora and fauna of the hills, the snow-capped peaks in all their breath-taking beauty – all these, so faithfully captured in Deb’s camera, acquired new meanings as he recounted how Kailash has been identified over time with Meru, the mythical mountain and venerated by Hindus and Buddhists, and Jains as the ultimate pilgrimage. The Interactive session also elicited a lot of information about the pilgrimage route, the things to be taken care of during the trip and what to look for. It was an informative and enjoyable evening.