Nestled in the southwestern part of Tibet, Mount Kailash stands as the epitome of sanctity and spirituality. Known as the centre of the world and the stairway to heaven, this sacred mountain holds profound significance for Hindus, Jains, Tibetan Buddhists, and followers of the Bon religion. It is believed that circumambulation this revered peak can absolve sins, making it a pilgrimage site for devotees seeking spiritual elevation.

The four slopes of the pyramid-shaped Kailash Parvat face the cardinal directions, symbolizing perfection and serving as a gateway to heaven, as per Vedic scriptures. Legends, such as the Pandavas' ascent to attain Moksha, are interwoven with its mystical aura.

Despite being overshadowed in height by Mount Everest, Mount Kailash, regarded as the centre of the universe and Earth, remains unconquered. An intriguing facet of this mystique is the absence of human footsteps on its summit.

Why has no one climbed Mount Kailash?

In addition to religious reverence, the physical challenges posed by its pyramid-like shape, steep slopes, and perpetual snow cover render Mount Kailash an insurmountable peak. Hindu scriptures caution against disturbing the divine sanctity of the mountain, reinforcing the belief that it is forbidden to climb. Despite being lower than Mount Everest, the unconquered summit of Kailash underscores its sacred stature.


Who is Milarepa?

In Tibetan folklore, a pivotal figure emerges - Milarepa, the Great Tibetan Yogi credited with being the sole individual who successfully climbed its summit and meditated with guidance of his Guru Marpa and Goddess Devi Dakni.

The narrative surrounding Milarepa's climb intertwines with a cautionary directive upon his return. He urged others to refrain from disturbing the divine serenity enveloping the summit, emphasising the Lord's sanctity residing there. Since Milarepa's historic ascent, the peak has stood conquered, with no recorded instances of subsequent human ventures to its apex.

And the TWO beautiful lakes, namely Mansarovar and Rakshas Tal…

The two sacred lakes at its base, Mansarovar and Rakshas Tal, add to the mystique of this divine abode. Mansarovar, the highest freshwater lake globally, and Rakshas Tal, believed to have emerged from Ravana's austerities, hold deep spiritual significance. Pilgrims believe that visiting Mansarovar can cleanse them of sins and ailments.

What about the creation of ‘Om’ symbol?

Notably, Mount Kailash showcases a natural manifestation of the Om symbol, attributed to the divine presence of Lord Shiva. This miraculous symbol, formed by snow deposition on the granite mountain, holds immense symbolic value for believers.

What is the best time to visit Mount Kailash?

The ideal time to visit would be between May to September, as the period encompasses the start of spring and the end of Autumn.

Hikers have also recount about the intriguing phenomenon—slightly accelerated nail and hair growth upon returning from the mountain, a mysterious aspect adding to the enigma of Mount Kailash. In the realm of believers and freethinkers alike, this sacred peak continues to captivate hearts and minds, inviting contemplation on the intersection of the earthly and the divine.

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