“Service to Humanity is Service to Almighty”
Mount Kailash is situated in Tibet, a territory of adventure and spirituality. The holy several other gods from ancient times.
The trek to Kailash and Mansarovar Lake, at an altitude of 15 to 21K ft. in the Himalayan mountain range, is considered an ancient pilgrimage. A journey to this sacred shrine is the experience of a lifetime. It is a place where the temporal and the eternal unite and divinity takes the physical form. Every year, thousands of individuals embark on a spiritual journey to one of the most sacred places; the Mother of all “Tirth Sthaans” — Kailash Mansarovar.
Between Yatra. distance is tremendous and requires yatries to weather adverse conditions in the cold and rugged terrain. This situation gets further aggravated by lack of sufficient oxygen.
Consequently, many individuals suffer physical injuries and need immediate medical attention. Several organized groups of yatries sometimes arrange for their own first-aid, which serves to meet minimal medical requirements. However, there is no professional medical assistance available.
To cite an example from Path to Anandam founder Satya Karla’s personal experience of lack of medical facilities in the region, she was thrown off her pony in an accident during the Kailash Mansarovar expedition. She had to go without proper medical care for nearly six days and had to travel by foot with broken ribs to complete the Yatra. “The greatest feeling of helplessness in the absence of immediate medical attention began to overwhelm me and I felt that no other yatri should have to go through the experience that I had just been through,” says Satya.
Thus, her accident and pain was accompanied by a divine intervention from the Almighty. This was the beginning of an idea. She was guided by Lord Shiva to ease the suffering of thousands of her fellow devotees who may undergo a similar ordeal during the pilgrimage.
The Kailash Mansarovar Yatra initiative outlines the first phase of Satya Kalra’s mobile medical help project.
Satya’s long-term objective is to serve the larger cause of humanity by making medical aid available in regions that are in need.
To achieve this goal, Path to Anandam is going to provide state-of-the-art mobile medical service vans in the supreme abode of Lord Shiva. The very first clinic-on-wheels will be deployed in Tibet in 2012 by Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji from Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh (www.ihrf.com). This will benefit thousands of pilgrims, who undertake the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra, as well as the local community.
The path to eternal bliss and everlasting peace lies within each one of us. By helping fellow human beings, we can all make a difference in the lives of others and thus live a life of “Anandam.”
Path to Anandam is looking for your support to the larger cause of making medical services available. But you do not have to go to Kailash-Mansarovar to become a part of the project. You can do it by:
- Donate directly through www.pathtoanadam.org**
*Path to Anandam is a tax-exempt, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Tax I.D. 36-4657491.
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