Kailash
Manasarovar Yatra

Lake Manasarovar

Lake Manasarovar

World’s highest lake inculcating immensely pristine water accompanied with extreme divinity ardently followed by thousands of pilgrims every year, the Holy Lake Manasarovar carries a massive spiritual relevance.

  • An incorporation of the crystal-clear water leading to the formation of a beguiling mirror image of the snow peaked mountains surrounding it…

    The holiest lake of Tibet and also considered to be the world’s highest fresh-water lake, Lake Manasarovar is clipped in the far western Tibet Ngari Prefecture that is known to be ‘not so far’ from the Mighty Mount Kailash. This invincible lake is no less than a ‘Spiritual Satisfaction’ for the thousands of pilgrims who are an active participant in the Kailash Manasarovar Yatra. It is tucked at an altitude of 4,583 meters while extending across an area of approximately 412 square kilometers. The notable characteristic of Lake Manasarovar that stands out to be the most discussed one is the purity of its water considered to be as pure as a sapphire to an extent that each visitor can easily look at the deeper points of this freshwater lake. Being witnessed as the most splendid lake in Tibet, one of the prime reasons responsible for its beauty are its surroundings i.e. the Lake Manasarovar is encompassed by the majestic Himalayan peaks to the south. It is globally prominent as a ‘spiritual satisfaction facilitator’ for Buddhism, Jainism, Hinduism and the ardent followers of the Tibetan religion of Bön.

  • The Manasarovar Lake carries a meaning of ‘the invincible lake’ in the Tibetan language and as notified by the varied religious writings, its name was changed from “Machui Co” to “Manasarovar” when a competition against the Bon was won by the Buddhists during the period of 11th century. One shall witness an array of five Buddhist monasteries dotting the shores of the holy Lake Manasarovar including the majorly renowned Chiu on the lake’s Northwest shore with the remaining others being Gossul, Seralung, Yerngo and Trugo. While being indulged in the Kailash Manasarovar Yatra, thousands of devotees pave their way around the lake that is of about 82 kilometer/51 mile. Known to be the source of Asia’s four greatest rivers named as the Ghaghara, Brahmaputra, Sutlej and Sindhu- a journey to the pristine Lake Manasarovar is continually proving to be the most religious method of experiencing the inner satisfaction and also swiping off your sins.

  • It has been assumed by the Hindus that the divine Lake Manasarovar has been formed by Lord Brahma with an intention of facilitating a perfect area of letting his sons take bath after the whole trek of the divine land. On the other hand, as confirmed by the Buddhists, they entail that the mother of the legendary Buddha was transported at this place by the gods and she took bath in the holy lake of Manasarovar until her body was purified. However, this is not the end as the bygone tales related to the piousness and the cleanliness of the Lake Manasarovar are infinite and you might get to listen different stories from distinct people belonging to varied regions. Also, this fresh-water lake is seen changing its color as the sunshine approaches. You can sit on its shores and praise the beauty of the lake’s continually transforming colors from blue to bluish green and then to green and in case you are blessed, you might also experience the rainbow in that pious region adding vibrancy to the positivity and the beauty of this lake

  • It is believed that the circumambulation of Lake Manasarovar by the pilgrims belonging to varied regions every summer is considered to be an act of wish fulfillment and also getting rid of all the sins associated with them. Even the adventure seekers shall also find it an apt place for undertaking the activity of camping at night under the clear sky with serenity all around. For travelling to the Lake Manasarovar, one might not get the facility of a direct bus till there but you can either take a flight or train to Lhasa and from there go onwards to the Lake from Lhasa.

  • It has been assumed by the Hindus that the divine Lake Manasarovar has been formed by Lord Brahma with an intention of facilitating a perfect area of letting his sons take bath after the whole trek of the divine land. On the other hand, as confirmed by the Buddhists, they entail that the mother of the legendary Buddha was transported at this place by the gods and she took bath in the holy lake of Manasarovar until her body was purified. However, this is not the end as the bygone tales related to the piousness and the cleanliness of the Lake Manasarovar are infinite and you might get to listen different stories from distinct people belonging to varied regions. Also, this fresh-water lake is seen changing its color as the sunshine approaches. You can sit on its shores and praise the beauty of the lake’s continually transforming colors from blue to bluish green and then to green and in case you are blessed, you might also experience the rainbow in that pious region adding vibrancy to the positivity and the beauty of this lake. It is believed that the circumambulation of Lake Manasarovar by the pilgrims belonging to varied regions every summer is considered to be an act of wish fulfillment and also getting rid of all the sins associated with them. Even the adventure seekers shall also find it an apt place for undertaking the activity of camping at night under the clear sky with serenity all around. For travelling to the Lake Manasarovar, one might not get the facility of a direct bus till there but you can either take a flight or train to Lhasa and from there go onwards to the Lake from Lhasa.

  • The best time to participate in the journey to the holy Lake Manasarovar is none other than the late-spring to summer time when majority of the pilgrims from the neighboring regions visit this place to attain a feeling of self-fulfillment and engross in the divinity lying in the Kailash Manasarovar Yatra. Majority of the visitors here are known to be the ones belonging to Hinduism due to the massive historical as well as the spiritual relevance of the Mount Kailash as they believe the fresh water of Lake Manasarovar to be an element for the swiping off of the physical and the mental discomfort of the devotee as well as the purification of the soul of those persons who are drinking it. Also, the fishes and other aquatic animals of this lake are witnessed as the ‘magical medicines’ by the devotees present in the Kailash Manasarovar Yatra. Lastly, in case you are striving to have some photographs of the beautiful Mount Kailash and the pristine Lake Manasarovar, then you can head towards the Jiwu Gompa from where you can have a panorama view of the Lake Manasarovar along with the Mount Kailash especially during the sunny days.


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