Mount Kailash facts: Amazing things you may not know about Lord Shiva’s home

Mount Kailash is the staircase to Paradise—is the most interesting mountain range is the whole of Himalayas, so we thought of telling some things that you might not know about it. As a matter of fact, Mount Kailash is 22,000 ft from the Tibetan Plateau, which is mainly considered to be unreachable. For Hindus and Buddhists, Mount Kailash is the physical incarnation of Mount Meru. Here are 10 of the most fascinating, little-known facts about one of the world’s most holy and secretive mountain peak—Mount Kailash.

Image Source – Google Image (China Discovery)
  1. Contrary to famous claims, the pyramid-shaped Mount Meru is the outcome of the controlled technical expertise of some superhuman divine beings.

  2. According to the Buddhist and Hindu scriptures, near the Mount Meru exist ancient monasteries and caves where the holy sages exist in their physical and subtle bodies. These caves can be seen by only a few lucky ones.

  3. Every year, thousands of travellers come in Tibet for a pilgrimage to the holy Mount Kailash. A few make it to the area, and a very few manage to finish circumambulating the blessed peak. As for climbing up the summit, some brave hikers have attempted to do so, but with no luck.

  4. Hiking all the way up to the peak of Mount Kailash is held to be a prohibited act among Hindus for the fear of invading the purity of the mountain and troubling the heavenly energies residing there. As per a Tibetan folklore, a monk named Milarepa once ventured far enough to reach the top of Mount Meru. When he returned, he warned everybody to avoid bothering God resting high up in the peak.

  5. Two stunning lakes, i.e. Mansarovar and Rakshas Tal, are situated at the base of Mount Kailash. Of the two, Mansarovar, which lies at a height of 14, 950 ft, is considered as the highest freshwater body in the world.

  6. While Mansarovar has a deep divine meaning, its opposite is Rakshas Tal, was born of the intense austerities performed by the demon King Ravana to delight Lord Shiva. For its close connotation with a demonic entity, the Rakshas Tal Lake is gifted with salty water and deprived of aquatic plant life and marine life.

  7. Mount Kailash is alleged to be the Axis Mundi aka the cosmic axis, world axis, world pillar, a centre of the world, the biosphere tree. It is the point where heaven meets earth. The Google Maps guarantee for the validity of this detail.

  8. True to its landscape, the water of the holy Lake Mansarovar stays mild whether it is windy or not. Also, its next-door neighbour, Rakshas Tal stays turbulent.

  9. Do not be amazed if you find your nails or hair grown by a few millimetres after returning from your Mount Meru trip. Travellers and pilgrims have discovered that the air of this ancient peak amps up the method of ageing!

  10. Once a group of hikers of Siberian origin reached ahead of a certain point and immediately aged by a few years. Astonishingly, all the trespassers deceased of old age a year after!

Read more travel facts at DivertLife!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *