Throw back to last year when I climbed the Velliangiri Mountains, also known as the Seven Hills,

These Mountains became sacred because a long time ago, there was a young maiden in the southernmost tip of India, who aspired to hold Shiva’s hand as his wife. She started working towards making herself suitable to draw him, and she remained absolutely focused upon him.

She set up a deadline, ‘If I am not married to him by sunrise on this day, I am going to leave my body.’ Shiva came to know of this and started hurrying down to South India. But all the other gods conspired. They thought, if he gets married here, he may not return. He may start living in South India.

When Shiva was just a few kilometers from the place where the maiden was, the gods created a false sunrise by setting up a huge mound of camphor. When the light came up, Shiva who was so close, just 22 kilometers away, thought it was over and turned back. So the maiden left her body standing. Even today she stands as Kanyakumari.

There is a shrine at the very tip of the Indian landmass which is the maiden’s shrine.

I had only learned of this story as I made the trek up the mountain, my emotions and feelings began to emulate those of Shiva and the maiden on my trek up, I was hopeful joyful and optimistic, but as I reached the 6th hill, my mood had massively switched I wanted to turn back. I remember my frustration, and the feeling of hopelessness and anger when reaching the top and then the feeling of loss on my journey downwards.

For me the journey was not going up and down the mountain, the journey was going through the range of emotions like shiva and the maiden had. This was truly a sacred mountain.

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Workspace with such a view, what would one do for it?? .
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Velliangiri Mountains, the Kailash of the South and of the reverberance that these peaks have absorbed from the innumerable sages and seers including the Adiyogi himself, who walked these hills.
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ನಾನು ನೋಡ್ದೇ ಇರು ತಮಿಳ್ನಾಡೇನ್ರುಲಾ? ಏನೇನ್‌ ಮಾಡೌವ್ನಿ ಗೊತ್ತೆ ಅಲ್ಲೆಲ್ಲಾ? ಲೇಯ್‌ ಅವ್ರೂ ನಮ್ಮಂಗೆ ಕಣ್ರುಲಾ, ಸುಮ್ನೇ ಈ ರಾಜ್ಕೀಯ್ದೋರು ನಮ್ಮ ಎತ್‌ ಕಟ್ತರೆ ಅಷ್ಟೇ... ಕೊಯಮತ್ತೂರಿನ ಬಳಿಯ ಪಶ್ಚಿಮ ಘಟ್ಟಗಳ ಸಾಲಿನ ವೆಳ್ಳಿಯಂಗಿರಿ ಪರ್ವತಗಳಿಗೆ ಚಾರಣ ಹೊರಟ ವೇಳೆ ನನ್ನ ಜೊತೆಗಿದ್ದ ಹೆಚ್ಚಿನ ಮಂದಿ ಅಲ್ಲಿಯವರೇ. ಬಹಳ friendliness ಇತ್ತು ನಮ್ಮ ಮಧ್ಯೆ ಹಾದಿಯುದ್ದಕ್ಕೂ.. .
ಇಂಥ ಕ್ಷಣಗಳನ್ನು ಸೆರೆ ಹಿಡಿಯಲ್ಪಟ್ಟ ಚಿತ್ರಗಳು ಬಹಳ ಆಪ್ತವಾಗಿ ಉಳೀತವೆ...
ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದಷ್ಟೇ ತಮಿಳುನಾಡು ಕೂಡಾ ಇಷ್ಟ ನನಗೆ. ಅಲ್ಲಿನ ಸಾಂಸ್ಕೃತಿಕ ವೈಭವ, ವನಸಿರಿ, ಪರಂಪರೆ, ಕೃಷಿಕ ಪರಿಸರಗಳೆಲ್ಲವೂ ರಸಾನುಭೂತಿ ನೀಡುವುದಲ್ಲದೇ ಗತವೈಭವದ ಕುರುಹುಗಳು ಮೂಕವಿಸ್ಮಿತನನ್ನಾಗಿಸಿವ..

Emotion - The Juice of Life
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#eyerydaymountain #velliangiri just after a morning shower.

The clouds by the Velliangiri were totally blowing it on a few days. Would love to be there in rainy season.
This love for the rains is common in hot weather regions. In the colder countries people usually dread rains as it can get dangerous to be wet in so cold and it can make the woollen layers damp and the sun gets hidden etc... And that actually is my biggest grouse with cold climates - one can't even enjoy the rains properly! Talking about rains, it rained so much last night here in Mumbai. Big relief because it is other wise an unbearably hot steam pot....

..the cloud said and then, I’ll be a mountain. the tree? cotton candy.

#cloudshapes #temporarymountains #velliangiri

Our day started early at 3 am only to face a little disappointment when we found that the trekking season in Velliangiri Hills was closed for the year. But the disappointment was short lived as the trekking plan gave way to a road trip. We decided to drive from Coimbatore to Bandipur via Ooty and Masinagudi. We spent the day experiencing nature, searching for wildlife, listening to music, discussing politics, hogging on food, and, of course, there was alcohol albeit towards the end of the day. The highlight of trip was this intense debate we had on GMO food which lasted more three hours on our way back home. What ought to have been a physical exhausting trip turned out to be mentally exhausting. Nonetheless, we achieved what we initially set out to do. We accumulated this year's quota of memories. #roadtrip #velliangiri #bandhipur #masinagudi #coimbatore #friends #debate #gmo

a garland of #clouds. #velliangiri, this white mountain.

So beautiful are your valleys that even rising clouds want to settle down there... #velliangiri #adiyogi #ishayogacenter #ilovewriting #ashramthings #ashramlife

#velliangiri view
#Go with god💚

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On the way to the seventh hill of the Velliangiri Mountains... Where the earth and sky appear to meet and mingle. #IshaYogaCenter #velliangiri #velliangirihills #kailashofthesouth #mountains #hills #meetandmingle #ashramlife #ashramthings

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