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.
Like Mount Kailash, Lake Manas Sarovar is a place of pilgrimage, attracting religious people from India, Nepal, Tibet and the neighboring countries. Bathing in the Manas Sarovar and drinking its water is believed to cleanse all sins. Pilgrimage tours are organized regularly, especially from India, the most famous of which is the Kailash Manas Sarovar Yatra which takes place every year. Pilgrims come to take ceremonial baths in the cleansing waters of the lake.
Lake Manasarovar has long been viewed by the pilgrims as being nearby to the sources of four of the greatest rivers of Asia, namely the Brahmaputra, Karnali, Indus and Sutlej. Thus it is an axial point which has been thronged to by pilgrims for thousands of years. The region was closed to pilgrims from the outside following the Chinese Invasion of Tibet; no foreigners were allowed between 1951 and 1980. After the 1980s it has again become a part of the Indian pilgrim trail.
According to the Hindu religion, the lake was first created in the mind of the Lord Brahma after which it manifested on Earth. Hence, in Sanskrit it is called "Manasa sarovaram", which is a combination of the words manasa (mind) and sarovaram (lake). The lake, in Hindu religious belief, is also supposed to be the summer abode of the Hamsa goose. Considered to be sacred, the Hamsa is an important element in the symbology of the subcontinent, representing wisdom and beauty.
How to reach Kailash Mansarovar ?
If you are planning for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra, then the most expedient way of reaching these propitious destinations is planning a trip from Kathmandu, Nepal. Kathmandu is the capital and largest urban agglomerate of Nepal. The capital is molded with the essences as well as fragrances of Hindu religious faiths. The city claims of possessing one of the prime Hindu temples, known as Pashupati Temple. It is a popular temple of Lord Shiva, where the almighty Shiva has been depicted as the ‘Pashupati’ means messiah of animal kingdom of this world.
It is noteworthy that Kailash Mansarovar are presently located in Tibet and that is why it important for the visitors to gather all necessary permits for accessing the places. So, if you are planning for Mansarovar Yatra, do not forget to take necessary actions for attaining the required permits. Now, from Nepal, tourists have to reach Taklakot, from where it is a short drive to reach Mansarovar. As the altitude is high, weather changes here drastically, thus travelers are advised to visit the lake as early in the morning as possible. The journey is quite fascinating though it is tough or challenging both physically and mentally. The best way of accomplishing this journey is to opt for
If you are planning for Mansarovar Yatra, then it is advised to you that you must know a few essential things regarding this journey. Since, the travelers have to be in harsh weather conditions at high altitude, they need to pass certain medical tests. Here are the things that you should remember:
• A complete health checkup is required, especially if your age or your fellow travelers’ age is over 40 years. Contact good travel agency for being assisted in this regard. They will arrange a health checkup session and will accumulate all necessary documents or permits for your trip to Kailash Mansarovar.
• For enjoying the beauty of Kailash and to accomplish the spiritual divinity, one should complete a round trip of Mount Kailash, as per to popular Hindu faiths. This trip can be hefty and most of the journey has to be performed by trekking and hence, necessary physical fitness has been required.
• Generally, Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Packages feature an itinerary of minimum 2-3 weeks. Thus, it is important to be assisted with experienced travel guides so that hassle free holiday experiences can be attained.
The trip to Kailash Mansarovar is indeed fascinating as well as auspicious – not only from religious perspective but from the perspective of a nature lover. This could be the most memorable trip your life. So, plan your trip with precision!
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