Mount Kailash is the most intriguing mountain range is the whole of Himalayas. It is a mountain of great religious importance for Hindus and Buddhists. Hindus consider it the core of Lord Shiva.
According to Hindu Mythology, it is said that Lord Shiva along with his family resides in this mountain of black rock. Buddhists consider the area an embodiment of Lord Buddha. Mount Kailash is also known as the Om Parvat.
Quick Facts: –
- Mount Kailash is believed to be the Axis Mundi also known as the cosmic axis and world axis.
- There are two lakes located at the base of Mount Kailash. These lakes are names as Mansarovar and Rakshash Tal.
- Mansarovar is considered the world’s highest freshwater body as it lies at an altitude of 14,950 feet.
- It has been discovered by tourists and pilgrims that the air of this ancient peak amps up the process of ageing.
- This mountain is also known as ‘Meru’ and is regarded as the navel of the earth.
- The mountain has a unique shape. It looks like a huge pyramid which is why some Russian scientists believe that it is a pyramid.
- When the sun sets on this mountain, shadows in the shape of ‘Swastika’ start to form.
- The four face of the mountain are said to be made up of jewels like ruby, crystal, lapis lazuli and gold.
- Despite many attempts, the mountain summit has remained unattainable so far.