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Every great thing has an even greater history behind it, whether it’s a historical Human being or a historical monument. Every significant thing has something to recollect from the past and so does the great Kailash Mansarovar. The Kailash Manasarovar Yatra is believed to one of the toughest Yatra of the Himalaya. It is believed that the amazing peace and purity that one experiences on seeing and circumambulating Kailash Parvat Temple is a matter of experience itself.
Sitting at the centre of the great Himalayas catching all the attention, the Kailash Mansarovar is a pilgrimage uniting multiple faiths. There are chains of Kailash Parvat stories related to its 4 different religions. All four religions which are Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Bon religion have momentous stories related to the pristine Mount Kailash.
The Hindu mythology gives Kailash Parvat Story in which Mount Kailash has tremendous significance, importance, and acknowledgement, whether it is the Purans or the Vedas. Kailash Mansarovar is considered to be the home of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati along with Devtas, Ganas, Yakshas, Yogis, Siddha Purushas, and Gandharvas. Kailash Mansarovar Trip is your gateway to salvation. It is said that Shiva the lord of destruction and regeneration sits at the peak of the mountain and meditates there. People can feel the presence of Lord Shiva on Mount Kailash. Kailash Parvat history in Hindi text - Skanda Purana( a Supreme Hindu text) states Kailash Parvat as a Supreme Mountain where Lord Shiva resides, hence it is known as Kailash Mountain Shiva or Mount Kailash Shiva.
The Majestic Parvat Kailash is not just known for its peculiar shape or hugeness, but it is symbolized as the spiritual centre of the Earth. As found in one of the descriptions in the Puranas, It is termed the pillar of the world with a height of 84,000 leagues and is located at the heart of six mountain ranges symbolizing a lotus. It is also believed that the four rivers flowing from Kailash which are the Sutlej, Brahmaputra, Karnali, and Indus divide the world into four parts. Also, the rock-cut temple Ellora in Maharashtra is named after Kailash. Many of its sculptures depict the stories of Shiva and Parvati, including the incident when Ravana tried to shake the great Kailash. As it was the home of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, the mountain expounds the philosophy of Purusha and Prakriti which is Shiva and Shakti. The radiant Silvery summit is the throne of Truth, Wisdom, and Bliss-Sachidanandam.
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According to Hindu Mythology, lake Mansarovar was first created by Lord Brahma in his mind, after which it materialized on Earth. Thus in Sanskrit, it is known as ‘Manasarovar’ which is the combination of the words ‘Manasa Sarovaram’ which means ‘mind’ and ‘lake’. The lake is also known as the summer abode for Hamsa or swan. These birds are considered sacred in the Hindu Dharma and an important element in the symbology of the subcontinent, representing wisdom and beauty. Another story from Hindu mythology describes the origination of lake Mansarovar in a completely different manner. According to the scriptures, the hand of Sati fell at the foot of the great mountain creating the pristine Mansarovar Lake. And thus it is considered one of the 51 Shakitpeeths of Sati. During summer when the snow melts, it generates a sound of a kind. People believe that it is the sound of the drum carried by lord Shiva. Also, it is said that the Neelkamal or the blue waterlily blooms and looks only in the direction of Mount Kailash during this time.
The Kailash Mansarovar Lake is personified as the purest of pure, if one drinks its water during Manasa Sarovara Yatra it is said that he gets cleansed of his sins committed over a hundred lifetimes and he goes to the abode of Lord Shiva itself. It is also said that during the time of 3 to 5 in the morning Lord Brahma and the devas descend on the lake to bathe and thus the hour is considered spiritual and known as Brahma Muhurta, Brahma’s auspicious time.
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The primaeval sound ‘Aum’ by which a person connects to Lord Shiva the most, is formed by the tinkling anklets of Lalita Prakriti or Adi Para Shakti. The mantra Aum formed by Adishakti created the visible patterns of the universe and the Vibrations from the feet of Shiva weaved the essence of Atman - the ultimate truth, into this universe. The spreading resonance and limitless patterns constitute the grosser forms of all matters to an accurate scale. This is the cosmic dance visualized in millions of forms by the devotees. The silvery mount is the apex where the sound and the lights merge and the true Yogi transcends both these and merges into Aum. Mind is the knot that ties consciousness and matter together but all these factors are set free here at the Kailash Parvat Temple. This is the heart of Indian Philosophy, religion, and civilization and the grand Kailash Manasarovar Temple reflects the total Shaivam consciousness. One should definitely take Kailash Mansarovar Trek or Kailas Manas Sarovar Yatra at least once in their life.
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