OM Parvat

From Gunji the route branches off to Kalapani where the Kali river originates and then on to Nabidhang (3987 m) (Lipupass is only 9 kms ahead). At Nabidhang we can see “Om Parvat” a miracle of nature, where snow lies in the mountain in the shape of a perpetual “Aum” the primordial sound. All other slopes may be bare but this inscription in snow is everlasting and as one observes it, one gets the feeling that the mountain itself is Lord Shiv incarnate- the destroyer, showing himself in a rare glimpse. One can see white (snow) Aum on black background. No hypothesis, no assumption and no imagination are required to visualize “Aum”. The symbol and guide to mediation connecting man, God and the Universe chanted at the beginning and finale of all proceedings, extolled in the Upanishads as the best and most effective symbol of God.