Mount Kailash is a sacred spiritual mountain located in Tibet. It is also known as the Stairway to Heaven and is the most intriguing mountain range is the whole of Himalayas. Mount Kailash is 22,000 ft from the Tibetan Plateau, which is primarily considered to be inaccessible. Mount Kailash is a very popular mountain all over the world because to this date the peak hasn’t been climbed.
It is known as the ultimate journey to the centre of the universe. It is surrounded by five monasteries. Mount Kailash is a supremely sacred site of Hindus, Jains, Buddhists and Ayyavazhi religions and billions of people. Each monastery endowed with different legendary stories and decorated by distinctive sculptures, statues, murals, thangkas and other Tibetan cultural objects.
Here are 10 of the most exciting, little-known facts about one of the world’s most sacred and mysterious mountain peak—Mount Kailash.
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1. A Man-made Pyramid
Mount Kailash strange shape has prompted the theory that the mountain isn’t a mountain by any way shape or form. Russian researchers accept that Mount Kailash isn’t a mountain as it is way too perfect and symmetrical to be considered as a natural occurrence.
2. Who lives at Kailash
It is believed Mount Kailash is a home Lord Shiva and his better half, Parbati, so Hindu supporters won’t scale the mountain and won’t enable others to ascent. With different religious conviction connected to Mount Kailash, individuals following Buddhism, Jainism, and Bon won’t permit too. Jains consider the Kailash as the site at which their first Tirthankar accomplished nirvana.
3. Regular Change In Position
The reason people cant reach the top of the mountain is that the mountain keeps on changing position. Despite the fact that numerous individuals attempted to climb on Kailash Parvat however every one of the treks to the summits has been fruitless till date. Trekkers would out of the blue move in the opposite direction or would witness bad weather conditions which forces them to descend, many of who have never returned.
4. Mystery Geographical Measurement
Ancient Vedas and other holy texts referenced that Mount Kailash is the cosmic axis, the center of the world, and the stairway to paradise. The Google Maps vouch for the legitimacy of this reality. It’s accepted to give an association between the earth and Heaven, between the physical world and the spiritual world.
5. The Good and Evil Lakes
There are two lakes close to Mount Kailash, which have also been surrounded by myths from ancient times. Mansarovar, the Good lake and the Rakshas Tal, the Devil Lake. People say that Mount Kailash stands between these two indicating that humans have both sides and there isn’t any external evil to us; we are the evil. Another interesting factor is that Manasarovar is a freshwater lake and Rakshas Tal is a saltwater one.
6. The force of aging
It is said that who climb Mount Kailash age quickly. The time that human takes to age two weeks only take 12 hours in the mountain. Numerous Hikers have detailed that they feel like their nails and hairs are developing rapidly within 12 hours.
7. Formation Of Swastika shadow
At the point when the sun is setting, the mountain is said to cast a shadow, which has a striking likeness to the religious image of Swastika, which is considered as a favorable sign among the Hindus.
8. The Om Parbat
Om Parvat is one more unsolved mystery which is interesting, as the snow falls on the peak and takes the pattern of OM. There are Parvati and Jonglingkong lakes near OM Parbat. Jonglingkong Lake is sacred to the Hindus like Mansarovar Lake.
9. Mount Kailash the forbidden peak
Trekking all the way up to the summit of Mount Kailash is held to be a forbidden act among Hindus for fear of intruding the sanctity of the mountain and disturbing the divine energies residing in peak. However, as per Tibetan lore, once a monk named Milarepa scaled up to the top of the peak and when he returned he forewarned everyone to not to dare to bother God.
10. The magical Gauri Kund
Gauri Kund that is also known as Lake of Compassion, a water body. This lake is famous as Parvati Sarovar where goddess Parvati had procured her child Ganesha. Goddess Parvati had framed her child Lord Ganesh from the cleanser foam of her body and breathed life into it.