Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Mount Kailash is Lord Shiva’s Holy Heavenly Home

For many ages doing the Kailash Manasarovar Yatra has always been the favored way for one to show devotion and obedience to the Lord Shiva. This prompts many Hindu devotees according to the ancient holy texts (Ramayana and Mahabharata) to undertake the difficult and hard pilgrimage (Yatra) all in reverence of Shankar Begawan.

For in the Hindu holy trinity Lord Shiva is revered and worship as the dissolving force of the universe. Dissolving or death is the believed medium for the potential of recreation through rebirth or reincarnation. Therefore, Mount Kailash is believed to be the center of the universe and the source of creative power that radiates all around.

It’s no coincidence therefore that the holiest peak believed to radiate creative power and the center of the universe dwells in proximity to lake Manasarovar. Manasarovar which means Lake of Consciousness and Enlightenment has long held a stupendous adulation and reverence in the eyes of the Yatris (pilgrims).

For Yatris who takes a Snan (holy bath or dip) in its sacred waters are believed absolved from their past lifetime sins. It’s equally believed the washing away of sins brings one closer to the consciousness associated with the Lord Shiva’s holy and divine dwelling place at mount Kailash.

Monday, 4 August 2014

About Kailash Parikrama & Mansarovar Lake

Holy Kailash Parikrama
Complete Kailash Parikrama covered 48 km distance and cover many small rang of mountain. Holy Parikrama starts from Darchen which is located at the feet of  Holy Kailash Mountain. I we go from west part of Darchen, then we pass Nandi Cavas, Sersuna, and flag pole Tarbo. Next spot age from Sersuna is Nyanari Gompa and west side of Kailash Parvat is visible from here. A little forward of Nyanari Gompa is Desphu Gompa, on the banks of Lha-chu River. It is located at 16,400 ft above sea level. Full view of Kailash Parvat is visible from here.

Holy Mansarovar Lake

Lake Manasarovar deceit at 4,590 meters (15,060 ft) above at sea level, a relatively high altitude for a large freshwater lake on the mostly saline lake-studded Tibetan flat terrain. It is relatively round in shape with the perimeter of 88 kilometers (55 miles). Its depth reaches a maximum of 90 m (300 ft) and its surface area is 320 square kilometers (120 sq miles). It is connected to nearby Lake Rakshastal by the natural Ganga Chhu channel.

Manasarovar is near the source of the Sutlej River which the easternmost large tributary of the Indus. It is nearby the sources of the Brahmaputra River, the Indus River, and the Karnali River (Ghaghara), an important tributary of the Ganges River. During winter, the lake water freezes to solid ice. Tibetan people cross the lake without any fear by walking across or on yak.