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Some Must Know Facts About Mount Kailash

Aastha Negi
Nov, 01-2018

The holy Mount Kailash standing upright at an approximate elevation of 6714 metres is no less than a spiritual satisfaction for thousands of pilgrims who are present here while participating in the religious Kailash Manasarovar Yatra. It is assumed that each and every person here visits this place with the sole intention of attaining the utmost Salvation or the Nirvana. The beauty of Mount Kailash is at its height and undoubtedly none can beat it. It has crossed the limits of spirituality among the varied divinity seekers all across the globe and thus, is ardently followed by millions. The Hindus, Bons, Jains as well as the Buddhists are the ones who cover up the entire population of this hub’s followers’ population. Each of these religions carries a distinct tale associated with Mount Kailash and thus, they know its spiritual significance accordingly.

Looking forward to their spiritual purification, abundant pilgrims take keen participation in the holy Kailash Manasarovar Yatra every year with dire interest. One thing that is common in all the four religions that follow this hub is that all of them consider Mount Kailash as the ‘Centre of the Earth’ but this mystery is still unsolved. There exist a number of spiritual, historical as well as scientific facts associated with the majestic Mount Kailash. Majority of them are still unsolved and the Russian as well as other varied scientists are trying their best to resolve these mysteries and are still hoping to reach some conclusion as soon as possible.

There are some ‘must-know facts’ which each and every pilgrim should be aware of and they are as follows:

1. The Parikrama of Mount Kailash & Lake Manasarovar
It is mainly believed by the Hindus that the journey to the majestic Mount Kailash is incomplete without the holy Parikrama i.e. the Circumambulation of the Mount Kailash as well as the purest Lake Manasarovar. The Hindus call this peak as the home to the almighty Lord Shiva and thus, the circumambulation is considered to be the most auspicious one. The whole circuit of the Mount Kailash and the Lake Manasarovar is approximately 100 km and is thus going to take 4-5 days for the completion.

2. Attainment of the ultimate Nirvana
The holy Mount Kailash is continually acting as a definite spot for the attainment of Nirvana and the utmost satisfaction for the devotees who are a participant of the Kailash Manasarovar Yatra. This place, as considered by the pilgrims will free them from the continued cycle of birth and death. Drink the holy water of Lake Manasarovar and visit the other destinations during the Kailash Manasarovar Yatra and attain the ultimate Nirvana and the eternal happiness.

3. Heavenly abode of Lord Shiva
As notified by the Hindu community, Mount Kailash is known as the heavenly abode of Lord Shiva. According to them, the almighty Lord Shiva is indulged in the deep meditation along with his wife Parvati and his most favoured vehicle- Nandi. Due to this reason, the trip to Mount Kailash carries an immensely high spiritual relevance and is direly followed by thousands of devotees each year.

4. Accompanied with varied beliefs
The majestic Mount Kailash is a hub of a variety of beliefs formulated by distinct devotees belonging to different religions. Some of the beliefs, Mount Kailash is associated with are: Mount Kailash is the centre of the earth i.e. the Axis Mundi (as named by the scientists), heavenly abode of Lord Shiva, the devil and the god’s lakes and many others myths. These mysteries are still unsolved and the scientists are trying their best to bring a solution out of these.

5. Sacred Lakes of the Mount Kailash
The two most important lakes of the Mount Kailash are none other than the Lake Manasarovar (Lake of God) and the Rakshas Tal (Lake of the Devil). These two lie next to each other but are separated by a thin array of mountains and it looks as if it is showcasing the distinction between the good and the bad. The Rakshas Tal is crescent shaped and the Lake Manasarovar is round in shape looking like a sun.

6. Origin of the important rivers
The mighty Mount Kailash is considered to be the lifeline as well as the Origination source of the four most important and the sacred rivers i.e. the Karnali, Indus, Sutlej and lastly the Brahmaputra. Thus, the holy Mount Kailash is continually acting as one of the most important hubs all across the globe.

7. Spiritual hub for four important religions
People from each and every religion take keen participation in the holy Kailash Manasarovar Yatra, however majority of these devotees belonging to the four most prominent religious communities i.e. the Buddhism, Hindu, Jainism and the Bon Po. Each of these religions carry their own religious tale associated with Mount Kailash but their belief of this peak being the central point of the Earth remains common.

8. Ensuring a fruitful reward for the devotees
Despite of the Kailash Manasarovar Yatra being considered as one of the toughest trekking terrains all over the world, people from the nooks and corners of the world still actively take part in the Kailash Manasarovar Yatra. It has been confirmed by the researchers, scholars as well as the devotees who have already been a part of the journey to Mount Kailash that its results are really fruitful. Thus, naming the Kailash Manasarovar Yatra as the ‘Lifetime’s naturally rewarding Journey’.

9. Spirituality in every bit
Mount Kailash is a hub of spirituality. Each and every thing that is present in and during the Kailash Manasarovar Yatra is as pure as a sapphire. Also, every object present near, around of while on the way to Mount Kailash is highly sacred and carries varied mythical stories accompanied with the oral traditions as well as the ancient scriptures.

10. Amongst the toughest Trekking terrains
The Kailash Manasarovar Yatra is known or as said the holy journey to Mount Kailash is counted amongst the toughest Trekking Terrains from all over the world. Thus, before participating in this trail one has to pass the Health examination and has to prove that he/she is physically fit in order to undertake the holy tour to the holy Mount Kailash.
The most divine Mount Kailash is open to all the visitors for only a few months each year. The highly serene, spiritual as well as the beautiful environment during the Kailash Manasarovar Yatra is awaiting your glimpses. When are you looking forward to experience it?

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