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Mt. Kailash (22028 Feet), considered to be a physical embodiment of the mythical Mt. Meru, is believed to be the most sacred mountain in the world. Its snow dusted rock pyramid is located in the scenically rich area of western Tibet, which lies between the Himalayas and Karakurum ranges. From its peak, one can enjoy the views of Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, and Nepal. It is considered most auspicious to make a religious pilgrimage around its fifty-three kilometres circuit (32 miles parikrama).

 

In fact, the entire region of Mt. Kailash is of important religious significance and includes the two turquoise-blue, pristine high-altitude lakes of Mansarovar and Rakshesa. Mt. Kailash is regarded holy by followers of several religions. To Hindus, Kailash is the abode of Shiva and nearby Manasarobar Lake, the soul of Brahma. Tibetans call Kailash Kang Rimpoche. Jains worship it as Mt Ashtapada, the peak from which the religion's founder, Rishabanatha, achieved spiritual liberation. And the followers of Bon-Po, the ancient pre-Buddhist shamanistic religion of Tibet, revere Kailash as the soul of Tibet.

 

Another uniqueness contributing to the mystical aspects of Kailash is that four most sacred rivers of the Indian sub-continent begin from here - Sutlej, Karnili (a major tributary of the Ganges), Brahmaputra and Indus. The end of these rivers are more than 2,000 kilometres apart, yet they all have their source within hundred kilometres of Mt. Kailash. Nature lovers can encounter numerous unusual species of birds, wildlife, and flora here. This holy region is known as navel (center) of the universe, attracting scholars and researchers from all over the world. Mt. Kailash (also known as the 'Sumeru Parbat' in Hindu epics) provides a spiritually enriching, naturally unique and a truly rewarding journey of a life-time!


Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by Helicopter - A Journey Towards Pristine Sanctity

As per Hindu scriptures, Lake Manas Sarovar is a personification of purity, and one who drinks water from the lake will go to the Abode of Lord Shiva after death. He is believed to be cleansed of all his sins committed over even a hundred lifetimes.  ...

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Record 910 people undertake Kailash yatra

It is the highest number of pilgrims since the inception of the yatra in 1981. The Kailash Mansarovar yatra witnessed a record turnout this year with 910 people undertaking the pilgrimage, according to the records of the Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam (KMVN...

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Kailash Mansarovar, Haj pilgrimage to become cheaper

Pilgrimage to Kailash Mansarovar and Haj will become cheaper with the Indian government exempting such tours from the service tax. According to a notification, service tax exemption has been provided to services by a specified organisation in respect of a ...

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Kailash yatra breaks all past records

Giving a reason for officials to smile, more than 900 pilgrims have visited Kailash Mansarovar in Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) this year, setting a new record of sorts. The yatra is an annual affair which passes through Uttarakhand and goes till Kailash ...

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Kailash Journey Video

  Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar is the most pious sights for Hindus and Buddhist pilgrimages. Visit Kailash in Tibet and Make a Circuit of Mt. Kailash around then Mansarovar lake in Tibet is a Good Karma of your spiritual life. Here are some of the ...

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Kailash Mansarovar Yatra - My Journey back to Life

  12 July 2002 I clearly remember the date as the journey which I embarked upon that day, changed the way I looked at the world. This was the day we started the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra. Those 27 days we were literally in the lap of nature, so prist...

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Pilgrimage to Mount Kailash: A breathtaking experience

“Why don’t you join us for a pilgrimage to Mount Kailash?” asked Sadhguru JV, a revered mystic and head of Isha Foundation, and I readily agreed without knowing what all it meant. Soon I got a call, asking me to send my passport and a m...

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Kailash Manasarovar Sacred Walks

"I have been to many truly sacred places, I have been to many truly powerful places. I have seen many powerful beings, when I bow down to them I am genuine, but I bow down to them a little less than I would bow down to my Guru, always. Now when I bow down t...

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Kailash Mansarovar Yatra concludes

Pithoragarh: The Kailash Mansarovar Yatra, which began in June, concluded Tuesday as the last and 18th batch of pilgrims left for New Delhi from Kathgodam in Uttarakhand. "Before departing for New Delhi, the last batch of 38 pilgrims was received by ...

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