Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Importance of Famous Kailash Mansarovar Yatra

Spiritual Pilgrimage
Pilgrimages are spiritual journeys to abodes of gods or search of enlightenment and truth. Hindus believe that Mount Kailash is the abode of Lord Shiva and his wife Parvati, and revered and worshiped daily in many homes as the destroyer of ignorance and illusion. Lord Shiva is depicted in many avatars and names like Kailashnath and Kailashadhipathi, and holds the imagination in the eternal state of meditation in many Indian spiritual books and texts.

Spiritual Importance
It's central to religions around Asia majority Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism and Bonpo. It plays a crucial role and significance in entreating people to come closer to god for spiritual Darshan, belief in attaining purification or sanctification as well as salvation and redemption.

Due to the high altitudes and the low temperatures of the Himalayan range and many other factors yatries are advised and cautioned to stay in the best physical shape before undertaking the Kailash Yatra.

Kailash Yatra Requirements
-Yatries submit latest medical checkup from reputed hospital or doctor on medical fitness.
-Submit valid passport with more than six months validity beyond possible return date and two passport size  photos for visa processing.
-Report to the ministry of external affairs, New Delhi on clearance of application.
-Warm clothing and Light clothing for the varied weather changes characteristic to the regions.
-Personal first aid kit for emergency and meditative value incase of injury and other medical needs.
-Insurance against possible health complications.
-Personal use antiseptic creams, antibiotics, anti-inflammatory.
-Accessories for further safeguard against weather vagaries like gloves, sunhats and goggles, flashlights, raingear and any item for wellbeing.

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