This mountain in the south-west of China is one of the most mysterious and mystical places on the planet. Many travelers tried to conquer the peak, but to this day not a single group has succeeded. The sacred peak does not allow ordinary mortals to approach it. Only true believers can be cleansed of everything bad and make a round around Kailash.
Until now, scientists and believers have not come to a consensus on the origin of Mount Kailash. Scientists are confident in the natural formation of the peak, like all the other mountains of Tibet. Believers believe: a mountain is a pyramid built by their ancestors, therefore it has a pronounced shape with faces that are turned exactly to the cardinal points.
It is believed that the height of this mountain is 6666 meters, but modern maps and directories indicate: 6638 meters.
The mystical number, consisting of four sixes, has a certain symbolism for lovers of esotericism. Therefore, in all descriptions of the riddles of Tibet, they do not forget to indicate: the distance from Kailash to Stonehenge and the North Pole is 6666 kilometers, to the South – exactly two times
Near Kailas there are two lakes, interconnected by a thin isthmus: Manasarovar – a fresh lake of life, Rakshas Tal – a salt lake of death. Both reservoirs have their religious significance and are revered almost as much as the sacred mountain itself. Surprisingly, one of the lakes is always stormy, and the other is calm all year round. The distance between the lakes is about 500 meters.
Kailash and the Great Rivers of Asia
Speculations on the subject of Kailash are undoubtedly very profitable. That is why the mountain is endowed with non-existent properties. Many sources relating to Kailash state that four rivers originate here: Kali Gandaki, Ganges, Brahmaputra and Indus.
However, with a simple study of the cards it becomes clear that this statement does not hold water. It was believed that the source of the Indus is located on the Kailas ridge, but scientists in 2010 established that the Indus originates 30 kilometers east of the ridge. The other three rivers also begin to flow in completely different places: Kali Gandaki – in Northern Nepal, Ganges – in the Mapchachungo glacier on the border with India, Brahmaputra – at the Yangsi glacier, located 110 km from Kailas
Kora around Kailash
Mount Kailash is sacred to six religions: Hinduism, Bon religion, Buddhism, Jainism, Ayyavari religion and Tengrianism. All pilgrims, making a bark, go around the mountain in a clockwise direction, and only followers of the Bon religion make a round in the opposite direction. Only those pilgrims who have passed the outer 13 times can make the inner cortex. Mystics see this as a sacred meaning, although there is a logical explanation: the inner cortex is a difficult route, it is almost impossible for an unprepared person to go through it.
It is believed that foreigners who have passed the inner cortex become long-livers. Researchers who visited Kailash until 1959, really lived a long time. However, each scientist was in very good physical shape and underwent thorough training before the expedition.
Many travel companies offer travelers various domestic routes, during which you can touch the mountain, walk along the slope and so on. It should be understood that the reckoning for such actions can occur instantly, because for all religions that worship Kailash, the mountain is sacred. Any touch of an unbeliever to a shrine can be regarded as blasphemy.
Lovers of mysticism constantly find new and new confirmations of the special meaning of Mount Kailash and the concentration of higher forces around it. The vertical crack located on the southern slope, formed due to earthquakes and at sunset, because of the rocky shadows around it, looks like a swastika. The impenetrable mountain, in their opinion, does not allow those who do not believe in themselves. In the area of Kailash, they begin to hear strange sounds, see non-existent objects, and when they try to say at least a word they simply cannot move their tongues. In fact, doctors explain this phenomenon quite simply: such states are characteristic with a lack of oxygen in the body.
The myth that a person’s foot never stepped on top also has its own logical explanation: no one simply had the opportunity to do this. Climbing permits to Kailash were issued only twice. Reinhold Messner, an Italian mountaineer who conquered more than one peak, himself in 1985 refused to climb, without voicing the reasons.
The Spanish expedition, which acquired permission in 2000 for a fabulous price, was forced to leave the Kailash area, as it faced a serious confrontation between thousands of believers who blocked the way for researchers to the mountain. And serious international organizations led by the UN openly expressed their protest. Be that as it may, Kailash still remains unconquered, and therefore does not lose its attractiveness for climbers and lovers to look beyond the boundaries of reality.
According to The Telegraph, Mount Kailash is one of the most beautiful mountain ranges and peaks of the world, including Mount Fitzroy, the cliffs of Tre Cime di Lavaredo, the Likankabur stratovolcano and others.