Monday, June 15, 2009

Wandering Off To India ~ Destination Three

The game continues! Viaggiatore and I have left Canada and are now headed off to India! Use the clues to find out where we have gone, and earn a point towards winning the Wanderers Treasure Bag!

For more details on the game, take a quick peek at this post.

Destination Three:

1. Shravan has come and the sojourn begins

2. In lunar cadence does the rime wax and wane

3. Divergent paths through mountain and valley converge at the heights of heaven

...and an extra hint, because this one is tricky:

Shrine of the cold triumvirate, beyond the five rivers...

Good luck!!


heartinsanfrancisco said...

This one is a real challenge, just what I like.

I think you are in Punjab, in the Land of the Five Rivers. The heights of Heaven would be Nanda Devi, the highest mountain which is entirely in India and a part of the Himalayan Range. The moon is full during the month of Shravan, the holiest month of the year.

michelle | bleeding espresso said...

Oooh I know! I know!

Amarnath Yatra, Lord Shiva's Shrine, from :

"The trek to Amarnath, in the month of sharavan (July–August) has the devout flock to this incredible shrine, where the image of Shiva, in the form of a Lingam, is formed naturally of an Ice Stalagmite, which waxes and wanes with the Moon's cycle. By its side are fascinating, two more Ice Lingams, that of Maa Parvati and of their son, Ganesha."

Thus the cold triumverate :)

2 Steps Behind the Mask said...

After seeing the answer, I'm fairly certain Im wrong. However, my wild stab at the dark would be Diwli... The Festival of Lights.

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

My dearest Hearts,

You are very close ;o)
It is a specific place in this area...


Woo hoo!!! That's awesome!

I'm so proud of you!

Wow, you made pretty short work of that!
Great job! So you and Hearts are tied with a point each.

2 Steps,

That's a good effort! Thank you so much for dropping by and playing, and Welcome!

Try for the next one!

Scarlett & Viaggiatore

michelle | bleeding espresso said...

I was thinking as Hearts was, but that cold triumverate was bugging me so I kept digging...this was a great way to wake up my brain this morning :) Told you I'd play!

michelle | bleeding espresso said...

Btw, when can we go?! Sounds amazing!!!!!!!

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Wow. I'm impressed with Michelle's zinger answer. Can I come, too? I've always wanted to see India.

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

Well this works out perfectly!

Hearts, you and I can go to Italy and spend a week traipsing about and then we'll pick Michelle up, head to India, and we'll have our own ladies triumvirate, as we journey to the Holy Cave of Amarnath.

It was fascinating to research; after reading about the trek required to get UP TO the cave, I decided I have to do it for the experience & photo opportunities.
The destination, however, is interesting; the faithful who journey to worship at this shrine believe this ice formation to be a phallic representation of Shiva.


Ohhh the quality conversations we three could explore from that single point. Psychology, religion, politics, culture, history... and on and on. Michelle, how about some espresso all the way around, and we could talk for days.

Scarlett & Viaggiatore

J at said...

I shant even try, but I shall wish you a wonderful vacation!

Wanderlust Scarlett said...


There will be plenty of other places to visit, and you are one smart girl; try one of the other destinations on for size and see if you can't win it!


Scarlett & Viaggiatore