Mount Kailash, a sacred mountain to the millions of people because it resides Lord Shiva in the state of meditation. This is the exact reason why thousands of pilgrims undertake the sacred Kailash Mansarovar Yatra, so that they can pay their homage to Lord Shiva and get his blessings, as being his devotees. But, as much religious and spiritual bend the journey of Mount Kailash possesses, there is no denying that there is no end to the mysteries surrounding this sacred mountain.
And that’s exactly what intrigued me about Kailash Mansarovar Yatra.
Almost every year, there is one or other speculation around the abode of Lord Shiva, which make it one of the most fascinating mountains in the world. There are a lot of things that has been said and written about Kailash, with no concrete evidence though. People say that Mount Kailash cannot be climbed because of a strange sensation felt by the trekkers which diverts them from the path. There are also claims that pilgrims who come near to Mount Kailash experiences time travel and witness rapid growth in hairs and nails. But, are these claims really true? What is reality of these mysteries surrounding Mount Kailash?
Did I Experience any Time Travel at Mount Kailash Yatra?
There is no doubt that Mount Kailash yatra is an experience in itself, which is known to change millions of lives, for better. Honestly, it is a privilege to get an opportunity to complete the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra at a young age. But, like many others there were facts about this yatra that fascinated me and I was more than happy to experience it.
There are thousands of theories and reports online, that suggests that those who visited this sacred mountain, experiences a rapid growth in the nails and hairs. This was really fascinating for me particularly because I have never heard of any place where a human can experience time travel. It is said that it is the mountain air of Kailash, that contributes to the rapid ageing process but while reached Deraphuk, which is the north face of Mount Kailash, neither me nor anyone in my group experienced anything like that. I spoke to the locals and they told me that once you go near to Kailash, it is then that you experience such phenomenon because of the presence of one particular energy. The only way to reach near this sacred mountain is through the inner kora but then few pilgrims who I spoke with denied having experience the same.
Well, it can be said that we are one of the rare cases but the point is if a human body experiences significant change, you are bound to notice it. Unless you are too mesmerized
The Truth of Mount Kailash being UN- CLIMBABLE
While I was preparing for Kailash Yatra, I was receded umpteen stories of failed climbs by the mountaineers on this sacred mountain. But, on the contrary I read a report which stated that in the mid 1980’s the Chinese government did offer an Italian alpinist, Reinhold Messner permission to climb Mount Kailash. But, he denied.
Messner understood that climbing Kailash meant hurting the feelings of millions of people, for whom this mountain is a home of Lord Shiva and have the religious sentiments attached. He couldn’t hurt them. He even discouraged a group of Spanish mountaineers from climbing it, followed by a protest from the mountaineers from across the world, resulting in abandoning the plan. The Chinese government got the clear message and it is then that the authorities decided to ban any future climbs at Kailash. And, this is the reason that why none of mountaineers could climb Mount Kailash till now
Mount Kailash as the center of the Earth?
There are large number of studies conducted by the scientists from across the world which suggests that the holy peak is actually the center of earth. Mount Kailash is actually considered as the cosmic axis or the world tree even in the vedas. Infact, it also finds a mention the mythological text of Ramayana as well
There are many such theories around Mount Kailash that hasn’t found any answers and probably would remain unanswered for long. But, it is also true that as much as we try to understand the mysteries and magic of Lord Shiva’s abode, it leaves us more intrigued. Probably, that’s why people say that Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is a life transformative experience because it changes your perspective in many things, while you sit and find answers to them
Let me know in the comment section below, what are the mysteries that you have heard about Mount Kailash and did you experience any of it personally ?
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