Visiting Kamru Nag—The Reigning God of Mandi… 1

   A Panaromic View of the Road to Rohanda

01 July, 2008

Tuesday

The first thing that I did on the morning of 1st July, 2008 was to look at the sky. The sky, blue and shining, seseemed to smile at me. It was clear of the clouds that filled it last evening. The sun peeping from behind the mountains seemed to rejoice at the childlike enthusiasm that filled my mind with. I was excited and shouted aloud to everyone in the family to get up. Suddenly the silent and sleeping home came to life and was filled with commotion as everyone was up and about. And why would they not be as today we were going to trek all the way to Lake Kamru Nag, but only if the sky would not be cloudy! The only stumbling block would had been an overcast sky with impending rain following it!

 

The month of July is the month of heavy rains in Himachal and curiously the legendary Kamru Nag is the god of the rain for the believers. I had prayed hard to the god the previous night to save us from rain in the mornig and the god had listened to my prayers. I was filled with gratitude and hoped that it will surely listen to my other prayers and bless me with his benevolence. With a heart filled with rekindled hope, I started making preparations—preparations to trek to Lake kamru Nag. I packed some Paranthas, fried potatoes and some pickle as working lunch as  I had been told that there is no shop at Kamru Nag lake.

 Starting early we travelled by vehicle from Mandi to Sundernagar a distance of about 24 Kms. And from there we took Mandi—Karsog road. The trek would start from Rohanda that is about 50 Kms. from Sundernagar. We started the trek from Rohanda and when we looked down; the panoramic view of the valley looked majestic. I marvelled at the look of the road that seemed like a serpent from this place. I marvelled at enigma of the nature and also at man’s ability to reach the unreachable! The undying spirit of can-do attitude!The verdant surroundings added to our enthusiasm and we moved ahead with a thrill in our heart and with a can-do attitude we started the ascent!

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4 thoughts on “Visiting Kamru Nag—The Reigning God of Mandi… 1

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  2. mohit

    i have visited kamru naag two times and every time it seems to be enlightened there, i am thinking about going there this year too, as here you have reported about going from rohanda , i say you should try from chowki or jhoka naal , jhoka naal is the longest way to reach the shrine and yeah most beautifull too, but chowki is the best way as much i think, i have visited shikari maa temple through karsong valley trek and chudeshwar mahadev trek through rajgarh .. all these are the best things i have done in my life..

  3. B S SANGAL

    I VISITED KAMRUNAG ON 13/ 06/2010.THIS YEAR I AM ALSO THINKING TO VISIT.MYEXPERIENCE TO VISIT THE TEMPLE ALONG MY FAMILY WAS VERY CHARMING .WE FOUND THERE IN THE POUND THE PEOPLE WERE THROWING THE CURRENCY NOTES,COINS AND SIVER AND GOLD.THE THING I WAS SHOCKED TO SEE THE SLAUGHTER OF GOATS THIS ACTON SHOULD NOT BE DONE IN SUCH PLACES,

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