Mount Kailash, situated in far west corner of Tibet is the most holy peak of Asia and its magnificence is spectacular. It resembles a cone by unadulterated crystalline ice constantly cover it. This peak is resounded in different legendary and artistic works. There is no record of endeavor to climb Mount Kailash in spite of lots of speculations and fairytales.
Four longest rivers of Asia originate from around Mount kailash –
Its four sheer dividers, particular snow-topped peak, and valleys are visited Tibetan explorers. Mount Kailash or Kang Rimpoche (‘valuable snow-top’, as known by the Tibetans) is a spectacular sight. Four incredible rivers of Asia: the Karnali, the Indus, the Sutlej and the Brahmaputra (Tsangpo) start from here. This mountain peak overwhelms the north of the Himalaya with its fabulous view, the Mount Kailash (or Kangrinboqe) is similarly revered as the holiest journey site by Hindus, Buddhists, Jains and Bön-Po. The spiritual values of this mountain are legendary.
What do ancient monuments and sculptures and scriptures say about kailash -?
For Hindus, Mt. Kailash is the home of Lord Shiva, ‘The God of Destruction’. Hindus consider this mountain as everlasting paradise and the focal point of soul and deep sense of being. Master Shiva sits on Mt. Kailash ruminating and rehearsing yoga. The mountain is thought to be the focal point of the world and the four waterways coursing through Kailash separating the world in four unique locales. Jains view this mountain as a holy site where their prophet, Rishaba achieved otherworldly illumination. The founder of Bon religion, Tonpa Shenrab, is accepted to have slid from paradise.
Buddhists view this as the resting spot of Buddha Demchok and where the scary fight amongst Milarepa and Naro Bonchung occurred. Milarepa was the ace of Tantric Buddhism, and Naro Bonchung was the champion of Bon religion. After a long fight, not a single outcome was to be seen and both arrived at a conclusion that the person who achieves the highest point of the mountain initially wins. Before long Naro Bonchung got on his enchantment drum and continued towards the tip, however incredibly, Milarepa sat there thinking. As Naro Bonchung was going to achieve the best, Milerapa sprang vigorously and overwhelmed him by riding the beams of Sun. From that point forward Buddhism wins in Tibet.
The holly circumambulation to purify the lifelong sins –
Strolling around the pinnacle conveys favorable luck to the explorers. A great many pilgrims go to Mount Kailash following an ancestral tradition to earn the favor of their gods. The way around the pinnacle covers 52 kilometers and it is trusted that finishing the trek inside a day will make this sacred custom more powerful and harbinger of the good fortune. Hindus call the circumambulation as “Parikrama” and Tibetans as “Kora”. It is trusted that a solitary kora cleans the wrongdoings of a lifetime while 108 koras will give you Nirvana.
The cruel environmental conditions and the height could make physical inconvenience to the travelers and explorers take around 4 days to play out the circumambulation. If you are willing to visit this wintery abode of holy lords and spirits and you desire to see the magnificence of the Himalaya, you can get it. A tour is leaving from Lhasa to Mount kailash, which will go under the capable and interesting guidance of local guide, will leave from Lhasa on 12th October. You can be part of this fairy tale like journey. You can find them on the internet.