About Kailash Mansarovar


About Kailash Mansarovar

The holiest peak in Asia is Mt. Kailash. The peak has a height of 6714m above sea level. It is thought to be the physical manifestation of the mythological Mt Meru, which is claimed to be the 'navel of the globe' or the center of the universe. However, Mt. Meru is often portrayed as a mandala, and its image can be seen in Buddhist and Hindu art throughout Asia. Mt Kailas is sacred to four different religions. Kailash is Shiva's dwelling for Hindus while neighboring Mansarovar Lake represents Brahma's means or spirit. Kailas Kang Rimpoche is how Tibetans refer to him. Moreover, Mt Ashtapada is revered by Jains as the peak where the religion's founder. Similarly, Rishabanatha, attained spiritual emancipation. Kailash is revered as the spirit of Tibet by followers of Bon-Po, Tibet's old pre-Buddhist shamanistic religion.