Adi Kailash

Adi Kailash: The Kailash Mountain in India

Adi Kailash 

It is believed that there are Panch Kailash (5 Kailash) namely Kailash Mansarovar, Adi Kailash, Mani Mahesh, Kinnaur Kailash and Srikhand Mahadev Kailash. Adi Kailash, also known as Chota Kailash and Baba Kailash is the home of Lord Shiva and Mata Parvati along with their children Ganpati Ji and Kartikeya Ji. Standing tall at the height of 5945m high above sea level, Adi Kailash is situated on the Indo- Tibetan border with the last village of India- Kuti in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand

History and Importance of Adi Kailash

Adi Kailash Parvat Yatra is considered to be one of the most sacred pilgrimage sites in Hinduism and is worshiped by many Hindu devotees. Village Kuti is named after the mother of Pandavas, Kunti. According to the Puranas, this place has great importance as Adi Kailash was the main stoppage of Lord Shiva’s marriage with Mata Parvati, which originated from Kailash Parvat Mansarovar.

The distinguished Adi Kailash or Chota Kailash known for its spiritual munificence is one of the most reversed mountains of India. It is said that the demon king Ravana who was one of the most fierce devotees of Lord Shiva meditated here for a very long period and later was blessed with immense power, strength, and 10 heads. Not only Ravana but as history says the Pandava Brothers and the Sage Ved Vyas also meditated here at Adi Kailash for a very long time.

It is said and also considered by many devotees that the Adi Kailash Darshan can make your inner self enlightened and the cosmic energy present here can turn the negative thoughts into a positive thinking approach.

Attractions on Adi Kailash Yatra:

Pandav Fort

During Mahabharata, Pandav Fort was the place where Pandavas stayed during the time of their exile of 12 years. It is located in Kuti village, which is named after Mata Kunti- the mother of Pandavas.

Kunti Parvat

Located in the last village of India, Kuti village in the Pithoragarh district in Uttarakhand, this mountain is named after Mata Kunti- the mother of the Pandava brothers.

Brahma Parvat

Uttarakhand is known as the Land of God, i.e. it is the abode of many Hindu gods and goddesses. The Mountains in Uttarakhand have many histories in themselves. One of these mountains is Brahma Parvat. The Brahma Parvat is the mountain dedicated to the Hindu God of Creation- Lord Brahma. While traveling from Kuti village to Jolingkong, you will get to see Brahma Parvat.

Pandav Parvat

During the 12 years of exile as mentioned in Mahabharata, the Pandavas stayed in the region that is known as Uttarakhand today. You will get to see many places dedicated to them and one such place is Pandav Parvat. The Pandav Parvat is a group of five similar-looking mountains near Mount Adi Kailash which is considered to be the five Pandava brothers.

Mount Adi Kailash

Mount Adi Kailash is the replica of Mount Kailash and is the second Kailash of the Panch Kailash. It was the main stoppage for the marriage of Lord Shiva & Maa Parwati and is considered to be the resting abode of Shiva- Parvati Pariwar. Jolingkong is the base and viewpoint of Mount Adi Kailash where you can meditate as shouting isn’t allowed here because it is believed that Lord Shiva meditates here.

Parvati Mukut

Parvati Mukut means the crown of the Hindu goddess Parvati. It is a stone-like structure forming the shape of a crown on the top of a mountain opposite Mount Adi Kailash.

Parvati Sarovar

It is said that Parvati Sarovar or Parvati Kund is a lake in which Goddess Parvati used to take bath. You can see the reflection of Mount Adi Kailash in the Parvati Sarovar. It is situated at an elevation of 4501m above sea level at a 2-3 km approx trek from Jolingkong. You can take a dip in the Parvati Sarovar and also carry the holy water from the Parvati kund while coming back.

Shiv Parvati Temple

Shiv Parvati Temple is located next to Parvati Sarovar at an elevation of 4501 m above sea level. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Mata Parvati. You can visit the temple after a trek of 2-3 km approx from Jolingkong- the base camp of Mount Adi Kailash.

Gauri Kund

It is believed that wherever Lord Shiva is present, there is a Gauri kund present at all those locations. Located at the base of Mount Adi Kailash, Gauri Kund is a small water body which remains chilled through out the year. Gauri Kund is located at an elevation of 5000 metres approx. You can visit the kund after a trek of 3-4 km approx from Jolingkong- the base camp of Mount Adi Kailash.   

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