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Sacred Mount Kailash


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The Sacred Mount Kailash of Western Tibet

The sacred Mount Kailash is located in the western part of Tibet known as Ngari at an altitude of 6,638 meters. This region is known as "the roof of the world roof" because the Kailash region is the highest part of Tibet.

Mount Kailash is believed to be the most sacred and vital for these religions: Bon, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. Only way to get a deeper undestanding of the Mount Kailash symbolism is to study the religions, which explains the mystical significence of Mount Kailash. There are so many conceptions which have profound spiritual meaning and each conception really mean something to the people who believe it.

Many claim that Kailash is the gate to "Shambhala": the land where no name of suffering can be heard and the ultimate destiny of the meditation practitioners. Shangra-la is another name used to synonymous with Shambhala.

Hindus also say that Kailash is the throne of Lord Shiva: the man between God and human. Tibetan Buddhists beleive that Kailash is the fortress of the most wrathful tantric deity called "Chakrasamvara": the supreme embodiment of wisdom and compassion. Bons explain Kailash as the mountain of Swastika: the central force of the universe. Jainists refer to Kailash as "Astapada": the holdy land where Rishabha attained his spiritual realization. These are some popular thoughts about Kailash.

Kailash is also the source of the four great rivers of Asia -the Indus, Brahmaputra, Sutlej and Karnali and the most holy river Ganges of Indian subcontinent. These rivers flow through widely all over Asia and have certainly contributed to make the sacredness of Mount Kailash.

Thousands of pilgrims visit Mount Kailash and make their prayers and wishes each year. Kailash is a unique place to see how different religious people do their spiritual activiest toward the same mountain. Non-religous tourists also increase to see Mount Kailash as one of the most wonderful natural attractions. Many described the beauty of the Kailash area as "heaven on earth".

Pilgrims at Kailash and Manasarovar


Sacred sites at the Mount Kailash  |  Senge Tenzin Rinpoche  |  Ngari: western Tibet  
                                          |  Limi: northwestern Nepal  | Dolpo: eastern Nepal