'Himalayas', etymologically means-abodes of snowmanchu - mandirs-regions
abound in ice. Its denotation ends there, giving place to
connotation-opening a vista of the spectacle of memorable past,
encompassing almost all segments of Hindu life. So it means many
things to Indians in particular. They are the Bhagavannilayas, the
heartland of gods; rishivatikamayas - retreats of sage-seers.
Nadimulas sources of rivers; Oashadi khanis - fertile grounds of
medicinal plants; tapobhoomis-places of meditation etc., since time
immemorial. They are the integral part of Hindu culture, and it is
impossible to imagine the place of our glorious India minus them.
The unparalleled cultural eminence that our Punya Bharat proudly
boasts, rather rightfully claims emanates only from these splendidly
awe-some; immaculately pure; Spotlessly lustrous white, highest
mountains piercing into high heaven, as it were, to display its
indescribable charm, manifested in the captivating majesty of lofty
ice-capped peaks, lovely vast serene lakes, evergreen colourful deep
valleys-the Nature's bounteous ethereal beauty in its pristine form,
the very sight, or remembrance brings in a wisp of cool, fragrant
mountain breeze that lifts the soul, exhilarates the physical frame
and consoles the afflicted.