Mt Kailash is the 7th Earth Chakra. The purpose of this chakra is to broadcast Earth's signal, it's purpose, it's will. It is forbidden to even climb the mountain and there are no known reports of it ever happening despite the efforts of many. The indigenous people believe it to be so sacred that an attempt to climb the mountain would be considered a slight to the immortals and would inevitably result in death. Mt Kailash is the center for the annual Scorpio full moon event, in April or May. For the Earth, and for all immortals, this moon marks the new year, in terms of global evolution. It's is important to for a spiritual visitor to this mountain to give attention to this annual full moon. There is a 90 minute period leading up to the exact culmination time of the Scorpio full moon. It is at this time that a person can find clarity in their life. The design and details of one's own work can be clarified through this event. Kailash also releases information concerning time cycles. For example, the activity of the mobile sixth chakra is controlled from Kailas, through four 19 year time cycles based on special Scorpio full moons, from 1989 to 2065. These 19 year periods are sometimes called Great Wesak Cycles. A second, more frequent, 12 year cycle is also said to be the time immortals plan and build the future.. This 12 pattern is called the Melchizedek Cycle, and is initiated when Jupiter is in the sign of Aries. Recent Melchizedek starting points were in 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987,1999, and 2011.The next one win't be until 2023... naturally.

Mt Kailash is unique in that it rises up from the highest point of the Tibetan Plateau, like the hub of a giant wheel. From this hub four mighty rivers form and flow in four different directions like spokes radiating outward from the hub of the wheel. Unlike the range of Himalayan peaks to the south, Kailas stands isolated on the Tibetan highland so that the pilgrim can walk around it in less than a weeks time. The mountain itself appears like a great symmetrical domed temple.

Kailash means 'Treasure or Saint of Snow Mountain' in Tibetan. The name originates from the year-round snow on its peak and its historical religious connections. The mountain is sometimes called 'Mother of Iceberg'. It appears to be looking at another mountain, Namcha Barwa, or 'Father of Iceberg' in the far distance. It is a sacred mountain for four faiths: Hindus, Buddhists, Jains and followers of the indigenous Tibetan religion of Bon.

Located in Tibet, and more specifically, the Himalayas, Mount Kailash rises to 22,028 feet (6,714 m) in one of the highest and most rugged parts of the Himalayas. For reaching till Mountain Kailash one can take four routes; by driving either from Lhasa or Kathmandu to Xigaste- Sagar Mansarovar from the border near to Uttarkashi from Kashgar through Ali and lastly from Simikot in Nepal through Purang. While driving to Sagar Mansarovar one can easily get lodge or hotel. Made of black rock, the symmetrical peak has a distinctive diamond-like shape with four steep facades. The south face has a vertical gash across its horizontal layers. Some think this gives the appearance of a swastika, which is actually symbolizes the eternal power of Buddha and good luck in that area.

Two lakes are situated at the base of the mountain. The higher lake, Manasarovar, is round like the sun, and a lower lake, Rakshastal is the shape of the crescent moon. The two lakes represent the solar and the lunar forces respectively. The inner consciousness of man (the solar force) is often compared to the Manasarovar lake. When the thoughts of the mind are stilled, the reflection of the higher Buddhic mind and Atmic awareness is seen. Manas means Mind in Sanskrit. The crescent lake, Rakastal partakes of the lunar or dark forces and this is reflected in the name which comes from Rakshasas or demons; beings who are totally under the sway of the lower desires and impulses (ie lunar forces). Strange lights have been spotted and filmed coming out of Manasarovar Lake.

lakes Manasarovar (right) and Rakshasta

Lakes Manasarovar (right) and Rakshasta (left)

 

Religions, Legends, and Beliefs

Walking around the mountain is a popular hike despite the length and difficult terrain. According to the sayings of Buddhism, one circle around the mountain can atone for all the sins committed throughout one's lifetime. Completing ten circles around the mountain will prevent eternal damnation of hell tribulation in one's reincarnations of 500 years. 108 revolutions will remove the sins of all one's lifetimes and bring salvation from reincarnation (moksa). Alternatively, pilgrims who complete one revolution of Kailash and bathe in the frigid waters of Lake Mansarovar will also bring salvation. One circle around the mountain is 52 km (32.31 mi.) long and takes about three days. Because of the high altitude, weather changes frequently.

Hinduism

 

According to Hinduism, Lord Shiva, the destroyer of evil and sorrow, resides at the summit of a legendary mountain named Kailasa , where he sits in a state of perpetual meditation along with his wife Parvati. In Vishnu Purana the mountain's four faces are made of crystal, ruby, gold, and lapis lazuli. It is a pillar of the world and is located at the heart of six mountain ranges symbolizing a lotus. The four rivers flowing from Kailash then flow to the four quarters of the world and divide the world into four regions. The largest and most important rock-cut temple, Kailash Temple at Ellora, Maharashtra is named after Mount Kailash. Many of its sculptures and reliefs depict episodes relating to Lord Shiva and Maa Parvati, including Ravana's tale. (Ravana was a devotee of Lord Shiva. Ramayana does not document Ravan shaking Kailasa mountain.) Ravana's mother had fallen ill. As they were great Lord Shiva devotees, he had attempted to carry the temple on his back to bring it closer to his mother. Shiva, being stunned by his boldness, had blessed him with immortality as Ravana had passed Lord Shiva's test of devotion

Buddhism


Tantric Buddhists believe that Mount Kailash is the home of the Buddha Demchok who represents supreme bliss. They also say it was on this sacred mountain that Buddhism displaced Bon as the primary religion of Tibet. It is said that Milarepa (c. 1052-c. 1135 CE), champion of Tantric Buddhism, arrived in Tibet to challenge Naro Bon-chung, champion of the Bon religion of Tibet. The two magicians engaged in a terrifying sorcerers' battle, but neither was able to gain a decisive advantage. Finally, it was agreed that whoever could reach the summit of Kailash most rapidly would be the victor. While Naro Bon-chung sat on a magic drum and soared up the slope, Milarepa's followers were dumbfounded to see him sitting still and meditating. Yet when Naro Bon-chung was nearly at the top, Milarepa suddenly moved into action and overtook him by riding on the rays of the sun, thus winning the contest. He did, however, fling a handful of snow on to the top of a nearby mountain, since known as Bonri, bequeathing it to the Bonpo and thereby ensuring continued Bonpo connections with the region.

Janism

 

In Jainism, Kailash is known as Mount Ashtapada and is the site where the first Jain Tirthankara, Rishabhadeva, attained liberation from rebirth.

Bon


The Bon , a religion which predates Buddhism in Tibet, maintain that the entire mystical region and the nine-story Swastika Mountain are the seat of all spiritual power. This mountain is also said to be the gathering place of masses of gods, among which are the highest gods of Hinduism. I think it's obvious why people of many faiths gather here.

Lake Titicaca adobe