Religion: The famous Mt Kailash is said to be the pillar of the world, where Lord Shiva resides with his wife Goddess Parvati. Here’s why the mountain peak is so revered around the world.
This epitome of sacredness is located at the heart of six mountain ranges symbolizing a lotus and lies near the source of some of the longest rivers in Asia – Sutlej, Indus, Brahmaputra and Karnali River (a tributary of the River Ganga).
According to religious scriptures, it is the heavenly abode of the Lord of Destruction, Shiva. It is said that he sits in a state of perpetual meditation and his seat is the source of all the spiritual power.
Facts about Kailash Mountain
After a thorough research done by some Russian scholars, it was concluded that Mount Kailash, is indeed an axis and nodal point of this world. They put forth another idea, according to which it is a human-built pyramid, which is the centre of an entire complex of smaller pyramids, a hundred in total.
They also believed that the complex may also be the centre of a world–wide system that connects many other monuments or sites, where mysteries and unexplained phenomena. have been observed. According to the Ramayan, Sugreev sent in his Vanar Sena to locate Lord Rama’s wife Sita in all four directions; till this day it is believed to the most massive expedition ever.
Sugreeva's hint at Mt Kailash's existence
It is said that these monkeys had taken a rebirth just so they could be a part of this ‘leela’ during the avatar of Lord Vishnu to annihilate adharmis/anti-Vedic beings in Treta Yuga.
Vanar sena in Ramayan
It is said, these monkeys had taken a rebirth just so they could be a part of this ‘leela’ during the avatar of Lord Vishnu to annihilate adharmis/anti-Vedic beings in Treta Yuga.
Three peaks of Himalayas
Not only did it help them expand their horizons of knowledge, but also find realism surrounding various places. At the end of their search, they returned with new found information about three mountain peaks of the Himalayas; the Kala, Sudarshana and the Devasakha.
Mount Kailash on Google Maps
Indeed the Vanars found it to be true, the mentioned land lie in the plains of Tibet, and the location of Mount Kailash was geographically correct. If you try to find Mt. Kailash in Google Maps, you will be directed towards ‘Kailash, Burang, Ngari, China’.
Mt Kailash mentioned in Ramayan
Sugreev mentions his team of Vanars about the three landmark peaks- Mount Krauncha (highly impassable tunnel), Mt. Kaama (treeless) and Mt. Maanasa (abode of birds).
Ravana on Kailash
Knowing that Ravana was a devout follower of Lord Shiva, Sugreev feared that the former would have taken Sita to those high peaks and seek shelter with his beloved Lord at his residence.
Going by what Russian scholars claim, these mountains shaped in pyramid forms have been actually built by super natural humans who were technologically advanced.
Religious rituals around Kailash
Mount Kailash is not a dangerous peak to summit, in fact mountaineers from round the world tried to complete their summit, but somehow could not. Every year, thousands of pilgrimages from around the world, come here to circumambulate the foot of Kailash, as a part of holy ritual, which they believe purifies their soul.
Devotees at foot of Kailash Mountain
Many Hindu devotees believe that one must not hinder Lord Shiva and his ascetic life, by summiting Mt Kailash. Hence, climbing Mount Kailash has been forbidden. In Tibet, it is believed that only one monk went atop the sacred mountain, Milarepa; upon his return, he forbade that none shall disturb the Lord residing there.
Unclimbed peak: Mt Kailash
A popular belief in various religions, including Hindu, is that Mount Kailash is the stairway to heaven. It is said, Mt. Kailash, a great mass of rock soaring to over 22,000 feet has the unique distinction of being the world's most venerated holy place at the same time that it is the least visited.
Not just Hindus, but three other major religions believe in the sacredness of Mt Kailash- Jainism, Buddhism, and Bon.
Axis Mundi on Google Maps
It is believed that Mount Kailash is the Axis Mundi, a celestial center of the world, where heaven meets earth. Even Google Maps shows Mount Kailash, as the Axis Mundi.
Rapid increase in ageing
It is believed that Mount Kailash has an air of mysterious ageing. Nails or hair growth in two weeks under normal conditions are doubled in just 12 hours spent around Mt Kailash.