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ll the sadhus, except two, now set out in the

direction of Kashmir which could be reached from there in ten or twelve days As for me, I decided to return to Kullu in the company of the other two sadhus We followed the same path which we had pursued on our journey to Thrilokeenath On our way back we passed a day at Jaturaa, fourteen miles from Trilokee During these journeys we supported ourselves on sattu, flour, milk and butter-milk, which we obtained at wayside villages From Jatuma a path leads to the holy spot, Manmahesam. Manmahesam is situated in the Champa State It is encircled by chains of snow-covered mountains and is hardly accessible to common people. It is far from all human habitation. The Iravathi, a tributary of the Sindhu, has her source near it Though we had heard of the holy temple, we made no attempt to visit it for more reasons than one. For one thing, pilgrims from Jatuma have to cross a high pass called “ Kapti Pass ” to reach Manmahesam For another, the season was not suitable for making the attempt , snow still lay deep for five or six miles along the route Besides, we failed to secure the services of a reliable guide. Leaving our direct route, we struck out along the bank of the Chandra and travelled five miles or more, simply for diversion, reaching a large village called Kelang. As there were certain British officials camping there, we passed a day with them as their guests. On that day there was heavy rainfall, followed by snowfall. HowevV edanta Sandes h

er, we did not perish in the bitter cold, as by God’s grace, we had been received as guests by the officials. From the village, capital of

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