Standing tall at 22,000 feet, Mount Kailash—known to be the adobe of Lord Shiva—is one of the world’s most revered heavenly places. A peak in the Kailash range, Mount Kailash is a part of the Transhimalaya in Tibet.
Situated at a distance of 865 kms from Delhi, the Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar comprise one of the most amazing of the Himalayan beauty spots. Rather, it is known for its strict religious significance among the aficionados of Lord Shiva.
Each batch of this devout yatra takes around 22 days to complete the yatra, out of which 14 days are in the Indian Territory and eight days are inside the Chinese domain of Tibet.
Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is known for its religious significance, challenging nature and cultural importance. The Yatra incorporates a long trek discovering its way through high heights in frosty temperature includes courting danger and hard work. Rather than challenging nature of the yatra, devotees of Lord Shiva have been walking through the cold desert since days of yore. This pilgrimage journey holds huge religious significance not only for Hindus but Buddhists and Jains also.
According to Skanda Puran, the Supreme Hindu Text, it is said that Kailash Manasarovar is preeminent mountains where God Shiva abides and is the residential Himalaya home of Shiva. Though the Lake arranged in Mount – Kailash name as Manasarovar or Lake Manasarovar is described as Supreme Holy Lake where god shiva and Indra swimmed as Swan.
The Hindu Sanskrit words ‘Parvat’ or ‘Himalaya Parbat’ additionally alludes to mountain or Home of Shiva, so it is also known as the Kailash parvat. Which just means home of Bhagwan ‘Shiva’.
To help you understand the meaning of Kailash, Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar rightly said, “The word Kailsha means where there is an only celebration, a place where there is only joy and bliss.”
He rightly said, “It is a place where there is celebrations and bliss. You don’t have to climb mountains to find bliss, wherever you think your mind is calm and your body thinks about celebrations, there is Kailash. Wherever, whenever you are happy, there is Kailash.”
And when he talks about happiness, he is not mentioning the superficial happiness, it should be from every cell of your existence, every possible cell of your body and mind. That sense of celebration and happiness is what Kailash is.
This Kailash Mansarovar yatra is for the most part known for two things: doing a parikrama of Mount Kailash and taking a heavenly holy dip in the Mansarovar Lake. These are said to relieve pilgrims of any transgressions, sins and bringing salvation to them.
The Religious Significance Of Mount Kailash
For Hindus, Mt. Kailash regards as the mortal manifestation of Mt. Meru, a spiritual center of the universe and according to Hindu folklore, the Swarga or paradise is located here and whoever pays a visit to this spot is cleaned of his sins. Mansarovar Lake visit is likewise a part of this pilgrimage tour. Taking a holy ritual bath in the lake are guaranteed of reaching Lord Brahma’s heaven and drinking its blessed water cleans the wrongdoings of a hundred lifetimes. A journey to Mt Kailash includes circumambulating the sacred mountain and the Mansarovar Lake.
After the troublesome trek to reach Mount Kailash, pilgrims are then required to circumambulate the pinnacle of the mountain. This walking around in clockwise or anti-clockwise direction is known as parikrama. For the individuals who can’t do it by walking (since it takes 3 days), there is a choice of doing it hone a pony or a yak.
Selection Process Of Yatris
Because of the arduous and exhausting nature of the excursion, only the truly fit individuals are qualified to apply. The candidate must not experience the ill effects of ailments like diabetes, hypertension, asthma, epilepsy, coronary illness, and so on. The Yatris would be chosen by MEA through a modernized determination process. Chosen individuals will be educated about their determination/incorporation in a meticulous batch 3-4 weeks prior to their booked takeoff. After the selection process, the Yatris will be qualified for the yatra after passing two sets of medical tests. Yatris will also have to undergo one more medical test to find out their body responses to elevation trekking. This will be done at Gunji, following five days of the Yatra when the yatris have scaled around 3500 meters. Yatri who might be found restoratively unfit at Gunji won’t be allowed to proceed with the Yatra.
Some Smart and Short Tips For The Trip:
- Indian or Chinese authorities provide medical help, but you are advised to carry your own first aid kit with your essential medicines.
- Pack Specified Clothes as per the given guidelines.
- Drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration while mountain climbing
- Eat light food which would be rich in carbohydrates.
- If feeling tired, do not push yourself to climb further, and take breaks in between the journey
- Don’t drink alcohol and avoid smoking during travel to avoid dehydration
- Climbing slowly is the best way to avoid altitude sickness and avoid arduous activity.
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