13 Unsolved Mysteries of Mount Kailash


Literally, the meaning of mount Kailash is “Precious Jewel of the Eternal Show”.

Mount Kailash is the peak of Kailash Range which spread in Tibet and India. It is considered as Pillar of the world.

Mount Kailash is one of the most mysterious and sacred mountains in the world located at top of Kailash Range. It is part of the Trans-Himalaya in the Tibetan Autonomous Region of China. Strangely but its shape is like the pyramid of Egypt and is also called a “Man-made Pyramid”.

Mount Kailash lies around the origin of the world’s longest river of Asia the Indus River, Sutlej River, Brahmaputra River and Karnali River. Kailash is rated as the sacred place for 4 religions Bon, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

According to the Hindus religions, it is the base of Lord Shiva and his wife Parvati. It is considered that they sit on the peak of Mount Kailash in the state of meditation, that’s why the peak is rated as the majestic destination for attaining spiritual place and the door of Moksha. Here are the few unsolved mysteries of Mount Kailash.

1: Who lives at Kailash?

who lives at kailash - mystery of mount kailash

The Hindus consider the Kailash Parvat is the abode of great Lord Shiva and his wife Parvati. The Tibetan Buddhist believes that Kailash is the abode of the tantric meditational deity Demchog. Jains consider the Kailash as the site at which their first Tirthankar attained nirvana. All of them have a different perspective about who lives at Kailash and that makes this more mysterious.

The Tibetan, Hindus and Jains hiker from the world go over oh their holy mountain for revolving around it.

2: Geographical location of Kailash Parvat

According to some strange disbelief, axis mundi is the center of earth and connection between the physical world to the spiritual world.

According to the science it is on the axis of the earth and to keep all living being alive it maintains the atmosphere. It location is in synchronization with all other ancient monuments in the universe and earth poles. And it is located at an exact 6666 km from the monument of Stonehenge.

3: How Mount Kailash Changes Position?

Even though numbers of people tried to climb on Kailash Parvat but till now no one gets succeeds, because according to some strange theory the mountain keep changes its position for those who want to climb it. Afterward, many people journey have failed to climb its peak.

That is the reason behind that till 21st century no one reaches the peak of the mountain. Keeps changing position make it more strange and scary.

4: The Mysterious shapes of Manasarovar and other lakes

Manasarovar lake of mount kailash

The word Manasarovar comes from Sanskrit and combination of two words mans means mind and sarovar means lake.

This Sarovar is popular for its amazing beauty and the color of the water that changes blue from around the shores to emerald green at the center. These 2 lakes are like yang and ying.

The Manasarovar lake is one of the freshwater lakes in the world but strange as well because of it round like the sun. This lake is very sincere and calms irrespective of weather.

The lower lake Rakhast Tal is the devils lakes which is one of the biggest saltwater lake and its shape like the moon. The other two lakes represent solar and lunar forces, bad and good energy respectively.

5: Time Travel on Kailash Parvat

mystery of mount kailash

Many passengers reported that time travels quickly around the Kailash Parvat which is not witnessed anywhere in the world.

Many Hikers have reported that they feel like their nails and hairs are growing quickly within 12 hours. But in the normal environment, the same growth of hair and nails takes 2 around week time.

In Kailash hair and nail grows in just 12 hours, in normal it takes 2 week time for the same growth #timetravel Click To Tweet

This is very strange, isn’t it?

6: Man-Made Pyramid

man made pyramid mystery of mount kailash

According to one Russian theory, “Mount Kailash could be the biggest ancient Man-Made pyramid, the center of an entire complex of the smaller pyramid (100 in total) and is linked with Pyramid of Giza and Teotihuacan.

This complex and furthermore might be the center of the world that connecting other monuments or sites from where the paranormal activates have been observed.

7: Importance of Kailash Parikrama

Kailash Parvat is one of the most mysterious, religious and scary mountains at the same time one of the holiest as well, the circumambulation of which has for a long time or conceivably numerous centuries remained a crucial journey, symbolizing the life’s phases of death, refinement, and resurrection.

Jains and Buddhist refer to this circumambulation as Khora and Hindus refer as parikrama. A single circumambulation is equaled to the one turn of the wheel of life and will clean away the guilt of whole life. But the circumambulation of Kailash parvat is difficult because the mountain is difficult to access and dangerous.

8: The magical Gauri Kund

Gauri Kund that is also known as Lake of Compassion, a water body which lies in transit while going on downwards from Dolma.

This lake is famous as Parvati Sarovar where goddess Parvati had procured her child Ganesha.

Goddess Parvati had framed her child Lord Ganesh from the cleanser foam of her body and breathed life into it.

Parvati Sarovar where goddess Parvati had procured her child Ganesha from cleanser foam of her body #unsolvedmystery Click To Tweet

According to Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism Mount Kailash could be the gateway to heaven. And Vedas also describe the same that Mount Kailash is a link between earth to heaven. If we consider the story of Mahabharata then Pandavas along with Draupadi are believed to have achieved moksha while trekking up the top, with one of them tumbling off before achieving the summit.

10: Om Parvat

Om Parvat mystery of mount kailash

Om Parvat is one more unsolved mystery which is interesting, as the snow falls on the peak and takes the state of OM.

11: Formation of Swastika

At the time of sunset, the mountain is said to cast a shadow, which has a striking likeness to the religious symbol of Swastika, which is rated as an auspicious sign by Hindus.

12. The Yam Dwar

Yam Dwar is one of the most prominent destinations in the Kailash Manasarovar Yatra which is situated in Tarboche which is 30 minutes drive from Darchen.

The meaning of Yam Dwar is “The Gateway of God of Death”.  It is also known as Chorten Kang Ngyi which means two legged stupas in Tibet. Yam Dwar is more associated with heaven and the soul.

13. No Mortals allowed to climb atop Mount Kailash

According to some ancient text, no one allowed to climb atop mount Kailash where among the cloud is home of Lord Shiva. And who dare to climb to the top of Mount Kailash to see the face of good will be put to death.

Mount Kailash Tour (Kailash Kora)

Mount Kailash Tour

Tour of mount Kailash is one of the most challenging of treks for pilgrims in the world. The trek route of Tibet is known as Kora around the mount Kailash which is around 52 Km long.

Mount Kailash tour includes much more than normal sightseeing because the average altitude of trekking is around 5000 KM so you need to be strong. It is believed that pilgrims of mount Kailash bring good luck.

  • Distance: 52 KM
  • Duration: 2-3 Days
  • Trekking Level: Medium to difficult
  • Start and finish point: Darchen Village 4675 KM
  • Highest point: Droma-La-Pass 5630 KM
  • For Accommodation: Camping, local guest house, monasteries
  • Food: Local restaurant/stall

During the route, you’ll get simple food and refreshment, overnight accommodation in local guesthouse, monasteries along the way, camping and many more.

You have to take of care one thing that during hot summer night time temperature can be zero or in minus so bring your all necessary clothes.

Some people might feel unwell due to high altitude. So any symptoms of altitude sickness should be taken care seriously and without any delay, the affected person should be removed to a lower altitude. You will get service for higher payload so don’t worry about bags and all these things. 

There is a short alternative of full outer kora that’s called inner kora. This leads from Darchen and heads towards Yinjieteo mountain that is just to the south of Mount Kailash. This route goes around Yinjieteo passing close to the south of mount Kailash before heading back to Darchen.

Most of the visitors travel in a clockwise direction but Buddhists and Hindus follow a clockwise while Jain and Bon follow an anti-clockwise direction.

Facts of Mount Kailash:

The Russian Theory

The biggest mystery of mount Kailash is its Shape. According to some Russian scientists, it’s not a mountain rather than it’s a Man-Made Pyramid.

Twin Lake

There are two lakes surrounding mount Kailash – First one is Mansarovar or the God Lake and the second one is Raksbas tal or the devil lake. Many ancient text claims that Mount Kailash stands as the balance between the two and teach us that there isn’t any evil external to us; we are the evil.

Who Climb at Mount Kailash?

The interesting fact about Mount Kailash that it has never been climbed by anyone apart from a person named Milarepa. There are many stories claimed that mystic Tibetan seer and poet name Milarepa is the only person who successfully climbed atop of Mount Kailash.

Source of 4 Major River

Four most religious rivers see their beginnings inside 50KM radius and in four different directions:

  • Through west flows the great
  • Through south flows the great Karnali.
  • Through east flows Maa Brahmaputra.
  • And through north flows river Indus.

Place of Ultimate Nirvana

Jain claims Mount Kailash as Mt. Asthapada and believe that their religious originator, Rishadev, achieved Nirvana – State of Happiness or Another form of Moksha.

Ancient Monasteries and Caves

As per the Buddhists and Hindus scriptures, around the Mount Meru exist caves and ancient monasteries wherein the blessed sages live in their material and unpretentious bodies. Only few lucky ones can see them.

Kailash Parikarma

Each year, number of pilgrims comes Tibet for Pilgrimage to the sacred mount Kailash (Kailash Parikarma) but only some of them able to finish outflank the Mount Kailash.

Journey of Lifetime

Mount Kailash is one of the most sacred places in the world and known as the Navel of universe. It attracts many scholars and researchers from all over the world. Mount Kailash provides a spiritual, enriching, unique and truly rewarding journey of a lifetime.

Most Frequently Asked Questions about Mount Kailash

Its not that mountaineers from different part of the world has not tried to climb the mount kailash but they couldn’t because according to some strange believes the mountain keeps changes its position for them who wants to climb it. Truly there is something which not be understandable for common men.

Yes, Buddhist monk Milarepa is said to have climbed atop of the mount Kailash.

According to hindus mount kailash is the adobe of Lord Shiva but Tibetan Buddhist believes that Kailash is the abode of the tantric meditational deity Demchog. Jains consider the Kailash as the site at which their first Tirthankar attained nirvana. But recently Russain put has an idea that Mount Kailash could be the biggest ancient man-made pyramid.

Yes, according to Hindus Kailash Parvat is the adobe of great Lord Shiva and his wife Parvati. And death of Astheists and Adharmis proved it that mount kailash is not normal mountain that can be climbed. According to Russians research Mount Kailash is the center of earth and could be the biggest man-made pyramid.

No, no planes can fly over mount kailash. If you talk about scientific reason than the main reason is the elevation of Himalayan Mount range which is around 30000 ft and the highest cruising altitude that is allowed to planes is around 25 to 35000 ft. And there could be another reason as well like supernatural theories, India-China relation and many more.

The Kailash range is around 30 million year old.

Yes, according to Russian report mount Kailash could be a biggest Man-Made pyramid and the center of the earth.

Mount Kailash is one the most sacred place in the world not for only one religion but for 4 religion Hindu, Buddhists, Jain and Tibetan. Hindu considered this it is home of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati while Tibetan Buddhist believes that Kailash is the abode of the tantric meditational deity Demchog. Jains consider the Kailash as the site at which their first Tirthankar attained nirvana.

Here is the list of strange mystery of mount Kailash: So come; visit the abode of the Gods (Lord Shiva and Parvati) and receive their blessings! And share it with your friend.

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