Kailash is considered the holiest mountain
on earth by a number of faiths and religions. Kailash
Mansarovar yatra gives us divine pleasure in facilitating
the pilgrimage of the all-faithful “Shiv-Bhakts” to
the Mother of all “Tirtha Sthaan” - Kailash Manas Sarovar.
Mount Kailash is one of the world’s most sacred spots.
To experience its spiritual energy you must go there
but with the right intention in mind. The Kailash Mansarovar
Yatra, is a pilgrimage and the intent should be to visit
it for peace, both within each person and then the world.
To the outside world, Kailash is just another mountain
peak in the great Himalayas, which happens to be a dream
destination of mountaineers. But the teeming millions
of India and those in the neighboring Tibet, this peak
means something more.
To the Hindus, Kailash is the abode of Lord Shiva,
the destroyer god who sits there with destructive powers.
A great place of religious fervor Mount Kailash is the
most cherished reverie of a Hindu devotee.
Lake Manasa Sarovar is a fresh-water lake in Tibet 2,000
km from Lhasa. It is the highest freshwater lake in
the world. Like Mount Kailash, Lake Manasarovar is a
place of pilgrimage, attracting religious people from
India, Tibet and the neighbouring countries. Bathing
in the lake and drinking its water is believed to cleanse
all sins. Pilgrimage tours are organised regularly,
especially from India, the most famous of which is the
Kailash Manasarovar Yatra, which takes place every year.
Pilgrims come to take ceremonial bathes in the cleansing
waters of the lake.
Om Parvat (also Adi Kailash, Chhota Kailash, Baba Kailash)
is a mountain in the Himalayan mountain range. OM Parvat
is the magical and inspiring Himalayan mountain peak
that rises to an altitude of 6191 m lying in the Darchula
(Kumaon). This mountain is famous for the miracle of
nature as it poses an impression of OM naturally which
is formed with deposition of snow against black background
of the mountain.
While proceeding downwards from Dolma - La (Dolma Pass),
a steep descent to Gauri Kund at 5608 meter, also called
the Lake of compassion as referred to in the Shiva Purana
this is the setting for the legend of Parvati and how
Ganesh acquired his elephant head bathing in the emerald
waters of the kund, Parvati fashioned an image of Ganesh
from the soap suds on her body, breathed life into it
and placed it at the entrance of her home to prevent
anyone entering. Lord Shiva happened to return at this
point of time and was stopped by Ganesha. Indignant
at this affront, shiva cut off the boy's head. Parvati
was inconsolable and insisted that the boy be brought
back to life shiva took the head of a wandering elephant
and placed it on the body. Life was restored and Parvati
had her son back.