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Mount Kailish

Identifier

006661

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

Mount Kailash is a peak in the Gangdisê Mountains, which are part of the Himalayas in Tibet. It lies near the source of some of the longest rivers in Asia: the Indus River, the Sutlej River (a major tributary of the Indus River), the Brahmaputra River, and the Karnali River (a tributary of the Ganges River). It is considered as a sacred place in four religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and the Bön faith. In Hinduism, it is considered to be the abode of Lord Shiva. The mountain lies near Lake Manasarowar and Lake Rakshastal in Tibet.

There have been no recorded attempts to climb Mount Kailash; it is considered off limits to climbers in deference to Buddhist and Hindu beliefs. It is the most significant peak in the world that has not seen any known climbing attempts.

A description of the experience

Mount Kailash, depicting the holy family:
of Shiva and Parvati cradling Muruga with
Ganesha by Shiva's side [from Wikipedia].

The source of the experience

Hindu and yoga

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

god
God

Symbols

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Commonsteps

References