"The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others"
- Mahatma Gandhi
Origin of the name
– from the founder
A Canadian-American Tourist, Mr. Mark, was staying at my place named Mahankal Lodge. He was a computer programmer as well as a designer of speed mountain bikes and had a sone named Abhimanue. It was the 24th Dec. 1981, at about 12 o’clock in the afternoon, he went to Kathmandu to join Christmas Eve. After he went down from Mahankal hill, I saw a mountain fog – completely black – sliding down from the next hill. It was surprising, never seen before, the dog was busy repeating the same cry over and over again. My staff and I were starting at the dog’s play. Suddenly, some unseen force kicked me from behind. I fell down from my garden to the terrace below.
At last, after three kicks, I could stand up. I looked around but didn’t see any thing, not event the dog. I walked back up to the garden but felt shocked, so I went down to my home in Bhaktapur. That same night one of our lodge cottages caught fire and burned down to the ground. On the 25th of December, Mark and I returned to Nagarkot, with cops to prepare the police report of the loss. Mark felt very sorry about my cottage. He took some pictures of the burnt cottage with the great Himalayas in the background. Before he said goodbye, he handed me a slip of paper and continued walking down the hill. I opened the slip and it said “The Restuarant at the End of the Universe, a new name for your place which will bring you luck.”