Mt. Kailash - Is there Any Better Pilgrim Place To Attain Nirvana !
Mt. Kailash presents probably the biggest irony in tourism world and
pilgrimage destinations. It is the most renowned and divine place visited by
the devotees across the boarders. The mountain is an important religious
destination for many religions like Jainism, Buddhism, and Hinduism and
holds different significance to different religion just like the various
names it has. The mountain towers up to 22,000 feet above sea level and is
considered to be one of the toughest high rises to climb or even reach.
Pilgrims even with the toughest of vehicles take weeks to reach here through
a journey, which is nothing less than a great challenge.
What Is the Significance of Mt. Kailash !
For Hindus, Mt. Kailash
is the sacred abode of Lord Shiva, 'The God of Destruction' of evil and
sorrow. Hindus consider this mountain as eternal heaven and the center of
soul and spirituality. As the legend has it, Lord Shiva sits atop Mt.
Kailash meditating and practicing yoga. The mountain is assumed to be the
center of the world and the four rivers flowing through Kailash dividing the
world in four different regions. In fact, the famous rock cut Ellora caves
in Maharashtra is named after Mt. Kailash. The walls of this cave have many
carvings related to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.
How Buddhist See Kailash Mountain !
Buddhist call it Mountain Kang
Rimpoche, 'The Precious One of Glacial Snow'. The locales of Tibet call it
Tise. They consider this to be the resting place of Buddha Demchok and the
place where the intimidating battle between Milarepa and Naro Bonchung took
place. Milarepa was the master of Tantric Buddhism (magic), and Naro
Bonchung was the champion of Bon religion. After a long battle, no results
was in sight and both came to a conclusion that the one who reaches the top
of the mountain first wins. Soon Naro Bonchung got on his magic drum and
proceeded towards the tip, but to everybody's amazement, Milarepa sat there
meditating. As Naro Bonchung was about to reach the top, Milerapa sprang
into action and overtook him by riding the rays of Sun. Since then Buddhism
prevails in Tibet.
What is the Sanctity of Mt. Kailash In Jain Religion !
is also an important religious center for Jains as well. They call this
mountain Mt. Ashtapada. According to their religion, this is the place where
the great sage Rishabhadeva, the founder of Jain religion, attained nirvana,
here on the peak of Mt. Ashtapada.
Are You Ready For The Divine Trip !
With no railways, roadways or
air route anywhere close to Mt. Kailash, this is no easy place to reach.
Only physically fit and mentally tough people who are totally devoted
towards their journey to Kailash can reach their goal. Take into account at
least 10 days of rigorous walking if you start immediately after reaching
the foot of the hill. It is advised that take a few days extra to get
accustomed to the climate at such a high altitude. There are different ways
to reach the tip of this mountain, the most commonly used being the Xinjiang
highway which starts from Kashgar city and reaches Kailash via Shiquanhe.
Others important routes are northern route, southern route and India Nepal
Border So, if you wish to take on this journey and ready to endure the
difficulties, this could be your path to enlightenment.