Holy Mount Kailash also Mount Kailas is the most holiest place on earth And also the one of the most mysterious and most wonderfull
The holy mountain is known as Kailasa (कैलास) in Sanskrit
Mt Kailash in Tibetan: Kangrinboqê or Gang Rinpoche and in simplified Chinese Gangrenboq feng is a peak in the Kailas Range (Gangdise Mountains), which are part of the Transhimalaya in Tibet.
It lies near the source of some of the longest rivers in Asia: the Brahmaputra River, and the Karnali River (a tributary of the holy Ganges River) and indus river and other rivers
This region of Himalaya is considered a sacred place in four religions: Hinduism ,Bon, Buddhism and Jainism.
and also moreover interesting is that this area is the one of the most unknown & undiscoverd sites where paranormal phenomena have been observed. It is difficult to explain all the available information in words. many true informations found aboutthis holy & divine goes back to the timeless Sanskrit epic of the Ramayana and other hindu puraanic scriptures including the kumarasambhava by kaildasa
This holy mountain lies near Lake Manasarowar and Lake Rakshastal in Tibet
holy Lake Manasarovar is the highest fresh water lake lies at 4,590 metres (15,060 ft) above mean sea level, a relatively high elevation for a large freshwater lake
Lake manasaras is one of the most beautiful scenary to eyes on this earth
The word “Manasarovara” originates from Sanskrit, which is a combination of the words “Manas” “sarovara” manas meaning mind and sarovara meaning lake. According to the Hindu religion, the lake was first created in the mind of the Lord Brahma after which it manifested on Earth
The Maha meru sumeru or the Axis Mundi, the centre of the universe, the navel of the world, the world pillar, Kang Tisé or Kang Rinpoche (the ‘Precious Jewel of Snow’ in Tibetan), Meru (or Sumeru), Swastika Mountain, Mt. Astapada, Mt. Kangrinboge (the Chinese name) – all these names, real or legendary, belong to one of the holiest and most mysterious mountains in the world – Mount Kailas.
Both geography and mythology play roles in the sacred significance of Mount Kailas. This holy mountain rises to an altitude of 6714 meters. though its nothe tallest Himalayan range, which includes Mount Everest, and its grandeur lies not in height but in its Holiness & mystery distinct magnifiecent shape – four sheer faces marking the cardinal points of the compass – and its solitary location, free of neighboring mountains that might dwarf or obscure it. Mt. Kailas is regarded as the earthly manifestation of the Hindus’ Mount Meru, or Sumeru, the spiritual center of the universe, the axis mundi in Buddhist and Jain as well as Hindu cosmology. The area around this great mountain is the source of four life-giving rivers; the Brahmaputra, Surlej indus and the holy Karnali, which is a major tributary of India’s sacred Ganges, begin here.
To further enhance the symbolic mysticism of the mountain as a sacred place, two lakes are situated at the base of the mountain. The higher lake Manasarovar (one of the highest freshwater lakes in the world), is the sacred lake, and is round like the sun. The lower lake Rakhast Tal (one of the highest salt-water lakes) has the shape of the crescent moon. The two lakes represent solar and lunar forces, positive and negative energies respectively.
According to Hinduism, Lord Shiva, the destroyer of ignorance and illusion, resides at the summit of a legendary mountain named Kailāsa, where he sits in a state of perpetual meditation along with his wife Pārvatī.
The Hindus see Kailas as the throne of the great god Shiva, one of their most significant deities.
Buddhists, Kailas is the abode of the tantric meditational deity Demchog.
Jains revere Kailas as the site at which their first Guru Rishbha received enlightenment.In Jainism, Kailash is also known as Meru Parvat or Sumeru. Ashtapada, the mountain next to Mt.Kailash is the site where the first Jain Tirthankara, Rishabhadeva, attained Nirvana/moksa (liberation)
Kailasa (केलास) which means “crystal” from Sanskrit ‘kailāsa’ (Devanagari: कैलास)
The Tibetan name for the mountain is Gangs Rin-po-che. Gangs or Kang is the Tibetan word for snow peak analogous to alp or himal; rinpoche is an honorific meaning “precious one” so the combined term can be translated “precious jewel of snows”.
“Tibetan Buddhists call it Kangri Rinpoche; ‘Precious Snow Mountain’. Bon texts have many names: Water’s Flower, Mountain of Sea Water, Nine Stacked Swastika Mountain. For Hindus, it is the home of the mountain god Shiva and a symbol of his power symbol OM, for Jains it is where their first leader was enlightened; for Buddhists, the navel of the universe; and for adherents of Bon, the abode of the sky goddess Sipaimen.
Another local name for the mountain is Tisé (Tibetan )mountain, which derives from ti tse in the Zhang-Zhung language, meaning “water peak” or “river peak”, connoting the mountain’s status as the source of the mythical Lion, Horse, Peacock and Elephant Rivers
Buddhist, Hindu and Jain pilgrims from the world over go to this holy mountain to circumambulate.
Every year, thousands make a pilgrimage to Kailash, following a tradition going back thousands of years. Pilgrims of several religions believe that circumambulating Mount Kailash on foot is a holy ritual that will bring good fortune. The peregrination is made in a clockwise direction by Hindus and Buddhists. Followers of the Jain and Bönpo religions circumambulate the mountain in a counterclockwise direction. The path around Mount Kailash is 52 km (32 mi) long.
Some pilgrims believe that the entire walk around Kailash should be made in a single day, which is not considered an easy task. A person in good shape walking fast would take perhaps 15 hours to complete the 52 km trek. Some of the devout do accomplish this feat, little daunted by the uneven terrain, altitude sickness and harsh conditions faced in the process. Indeed, other pilgrims venture a much more demanding regimen, performing body-length prostrations over the entire length of the circumambulation: The pilgrim bends down, kneels, prostrates full-length, makes a mark with his fingers, rises to his knees, prays, and then crawls forward on hands and knees to the mark made by his/her fingers before repeating the process. It requires at least four weeks of physical endurance to perform the circumambulation while following this regimen. The mountain is located in a particularly remote and inhospitable area of the Tibetan Himalayas. A few modern amenities, such as benches, resting places and refreshment kiosks, exist to aid the pilgrims in their devotions
According to all religions that revere the mountain, setting foot on its slopes is a dire sin. It is claimed that many people who ventured to defy the taboo have died in the process so Mount Kailash has never been climbed & climbing Mount Kailas is stricly forbidden
It is a popular belief that the stairways on Mount Kailash lead to heaven.
Legends of a mythic holy land were spread throughout many centuries has attracted millions of religious people and also became of interest to philosophers, adventurers, theologists scetist and even… political leaders! It received many names: Shambhala, Shangri-La, etc.
there are many divine sightings seen in this holy area around himalaya flying yogis, very very old sanayasis and many more unknown & unexpalinable miraculous spiritual happenings