went to Mansarovar and did the Holy Kora (Going Round)
of the Kailash Mountain. He was the only person in the
group (mostly Indians) who mustered the courage to take
dips (14 times) in the holy water of Mansarovar Lake.
Andy did everything that he heard could help him to
get to Tara Maa and attain Moksha. He was a perfectionist
like most Germans usually are.
On July 2006 he left for a Holy trip of the Himalayas
from Kolkata. He had planned to cover Kedarnath, Badrinath,
Panch Kedar, Sapt Badri, Bansinarayan, Gomukh-Gangotri,
Tapovan and Yamunotri. He completed all but Yamunotri
which was the last destination of his trip could not
be completed. On his way back from Tapovan he once again
went to Gomukh and sat to meditate right near the mouth
of the cave. A huge chunk of Ice fell from the Glacier
above into the water of the Ganges and he was washed
ashore (in fact no one saw what happened after that).
That was the last that anyone saw Andy.
The Mataji who has been living in Tapovan for the last
40 years had remarked after seeing Andy that she had
never in her life had seen a greater devotee of Tara
Maa. She told about an incident from the day before
this accident happened. She said that Andy reached her
hut in Tapovan in the late afternoon and was offered
tea which he readily accepted. But when he saw Tara
Maa in her Temple he said "I can't have tea right
now". Instead of having hot tea in that cold weather,
after a strenuous journey he undressed himself, wore
a towel and went to take a bath under a fountain near
Shivling Parvat (Mountain). There in that ice cold water
he took holy dips, came out and prayed to God for half
an hour in that freezing temperature. After that he
went inside that Mataji's Ashram and asked for a cup
of hot tea. Everyone present there was taken aback and
was wondering how a person could do that.