Five facts you need to know about Mount Kailash

By KMY Admin October 19, 2023
Five facts you need to know about Mount Kailash

Mount Kailash, standing at 6,714 meters (22,028 feet) above sea level is revered as the most sacred place and is said to be the home of Hindu Lord Shiva.

These are five facts that you need to have a look at before beginning the Yatra to Kailash Parvat (mountain).

Attainment of the ultimate Nirvana

Ancient Asian tales have regarded Mount Kailash, which is associated with the holy Kailash Mansarovar Yatra, as a hallowed location for all time. Several ideas claim it to be the origin and center of the world (axis mundi).

Pilgrims believe that if they complete the journey and have a heavenly perspective of the Abode, they will reach Nirvana and have all of their sins forgiven.

Holy Site to Four Religions

Buddhists believe Mount Kailash is the home of Avalokiteshvara, known as the Buddha of Compassion. Whereas, Bon believed that their saint Shanrab had been fall from Heaven on this holy site. Adinath, the Jains’ first teacher, is said to have obtained Nirvana (liberation) here, according to the Jains.

Anyone who travels here and participates in the pilgrimage will sense the incredible strength and tranquility that this area possesses. Anyone who travels here is thought to achieve enlightenment.

Source to Four Important Rivers

Holy Mount Kailash is the source of four of the main rivers that flow across the Indian subcontinent: the Ganges (also known as the Karnali, the longest river in Nepal) flows on the south side, whereas, the Indus, the Sutlej, and the Brahmaputra (the Yarlung Tsangpo) in the east, west, and north, respectively.

Sacred Lakes

Mount Kailash itself is sacred and the holiest in the world but the holy Kailash Parvat holds two sacred lakes; Mansarovar (God’s Lake) and Rakshas Taal (Demon’s Lake).

These two lakes are very different in terms of their shape and nature. Mansarovar is quiet and looks like the full moon while Rakshas Taal looks is in a crescent shape and violent in nature. It is the manifestation of the knowledge this holy Kailash Parvat holds, which shows the good and bad sides.

The Parikrama of Mount Kailash & Lake Manasarovar

Hindus have belief that visiting the majestic holy Mount Kailash is incomplete without the holy Parikrama(circumambulation) of the magnificent Mount Kailash & Lake Manasarovar.

As the holy Kailash Parvat is revered by Hindus as the residence of the supreme Lord Shiva, doing a circumambulation is the most auspicious and the complete way to worship the Lord Shiva and his consort Parvati. It will take 3-4 days to complete the 100 km-long Parikrama of Mt. Kailash and Mansarovar.


The Kailash Mansarovar yatra is heavenly in and of itself, and along the road, you may see other locations that have special and spiritual importance in the thoughts of the pilgrims who come here from all over the world. This pilgrimage is the most difficult and adventurous in the entire globe. A variety of snow-capped mountains, rich green valleys, endlessly extending arid areas, and stunning lakes will all be present for you to see. It truly is a once-in-a-lifetime event and a journey that should be on everyone’s “bucket list.”

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