You must have known the fact that beautiful Mount Kailash in Tibet has never been climbed by any mountaineer. It is heard in stories that a mystic Tibetan Seer and poet named Milarepa is the only human being who has been able to climb the peak of Mount Kailash. It was over about some 900 years ago, and since then we have just heard the stories of how nobody has been able to reaching the summit of this unclimbable peak.
Do you ever wonder what makes this peak so difficult to be climbed? Is it the physical infeasibility, the difficulty because of altitude, or some other mystic and inexplicable reason which are beyond human control and understanding? Here are some facts about the most mysterious mountain, and a small attempt to understand what the mystery behind this unclimbed peak could possibly be which allows no one to complete the summit of Mount Kailash. We don’t guarantee to clarify it, or to challenge the peak’s unclimbability, we just wish to seek an explanation to it.
Mount Everest is 8848 metre (29029 ft) in height and its summit has been scaled by over 4,000 people, while Mount Kailash is 6638 metre (21778 ft) and its summit is unclimbed.
Jainism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Bon are the 4 major religions that believe Mount Kailash to be a sacred place.
At the height of 14,950 feet on the foothills of Mount Kailash, are Lake Mansarovar and Lake Rakshastal.
Lake Mansarovar is known to be the highest fresh water body in the world, while Lake Rakshastal has salt-water in it.
Rakshastal is believed to be the lake of Raavana or the demon, where he performed his penance to please Lord Shiva.
The shape of Mansarovar is that of the Sun, and Rakshastal has the shape of the crescent Moon!
Both the lakes are located close to each other divided by a thin isthmus and still while Rakshastal is constantly stormy, lake Mansarovar remains calm throughout all weather conditions.
It is said that Mount Kailash is the heavenly abode of Gods and that’s the reason why no mortal has ever been able to climb it.
According to ancient Tibetan legends and writings, “No mortal ever be allowed to walk atop Mount Kailash, where, among the clouds, is the abode of the gods. He who dares to start the top of Mount holy and see the faces of the gods will be put to death!”
Colonel Wilson, one of the many mountaineers who tried to climb the summit of Mount Kailash explained, “Just when I discovered an easy walk to the summit of the mountain, heavy snow began to fall, making the ascent impossible.”
Sergei Cistiakov, a Russian climber gives an explanation to not being able to finish the summit which will stun you – “When we approached the foot of the mountain, my heart was pounding. I was in front of the sacred mountain, Mount which says it cannot be beat. I felt extremely emaciated and suddenly I became captivated by the thought that I do not belong on this mountain, it must necessarily come back! As soon as we started the descent, I felt liberated.”
Those who visit the area around the mountain have seen their nails and hair grow to a length in 12 hours, which in normal conditions would happen in 2 weeks! The mountain has an air that causes rapid ageing.
Some Russian scientists have studied the mountain to a great extent and have put forward an idea that Mount Kailash could be a man-made pyramid, and might be the ultimate paranormal phenomenon that connects all the other such monuments in the world where similar things have been observed. It is believed to be the centre of this world-wide system.
Mt. Kailash is believed to be the Axis Mundi, literally the ‘Axis’ of the world that provides a connection between the earth and heaven, between the physical world and the spiritual worlds, the celestial centre of the world where heaven meets earth.
Legend says that the Mt. Kailash is the earthly manifestation of Mount Meru/Sumeru which is the spiritual centre of the universe according to Buddhist, Jains, and Hindu cosmology.
Every year thousands of Buddhist, Jain, Hindu and Bönpo pilgrims circumambulate the foot of Mount Kailash, which is 52 km long.
Even with so many studies and many theories, it is believed that no one has ever understood the real reason why Mount Kailash cannot be climbed, why thousands attempted and failed despite of it being a mountain with a height of 6638 metres which mountaineers should be able to do. But some things are fine if they remain the mysteries that they are, no matter how much intimidating they seem, or how long their history has been.
Very interesting to read.
Thanks for explaining the mystery of mount Kailash.
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VERY VERY INFORMATIVE ARCANE KNOWLEDGE. BUT MOUNT KAILASH IS ONLY THE ABODE OF LORD SHIVA, BUT THE HILLOCK ” THIRUVANNAMALAI ” IN TAMILNADU IS MUCH MORE SACRED THAN MOUNT KAILASH, AS LORD SHIVA HIMSELF IS IN THE FORM OF THIS MOUNTAIN, AS ALSO THIS MOUNTAIN IS GEOLOGICALLY VERY MUCH OLDER THAN MOUNT KAILASH.
W,O,W,now this is interesting.
I have made the pilgrimage to the sacred mountain including lake manasarovar many years ago.
I just cried and cried standing infront of Mount Kailash. Nothing came to my mind but just thanking my parents who brought me into this world. I also have great opportunity to visit the temple where Milarepa stayed.
Many thanks for this wonderful article. Tears are again in my eyes.
Mind blasting really insight
I had heard about this sacred place for a decade and now I have a much clearer understanding and belief in its place in our world.
Thank you so much Bharathi for sharing this wonderful information about Mount Kailash! It was very interesting to read. In fact I am reading it again and again. Thanks again.
So interesting and enlightening, thanks , pls keep on publish such facts for new generation.
Quite interesting. Pl release several articles like this, so that people can frequently feel Almighty’s presence in his wonderful creations.
sacred saints meeting place with LORD SHIVA so it is very divine ,so I hope without the permission of shiva nobody reach there like srisailam ,where six kadalivanas are there but only one we are able to reach other are invisible only saint sri Nrasimha sarswathi swamy(incornation of lord sri Dattatereya swamy) went there.
Thanks, for the wonderful, interesting about Lord Shiva’s abode, mount Kailash.
Amazing fact ,great to know that till date no one is able to climb this mountain.thats the power of god siva. I am eager to visit great place.Om nama sivaya
Very lucid exposition of Mt Kailash .Its sad for India that Mt Kailash is in China and the chinese are not hindus who are the ethos of Indian civilization, where Mt Kailash is the sacred peak of contact to the abodes of the Gods or swarga the heaven.Our Indian Govt with Geophysical scientists should undertake further research on this.the effects of fast aging felt by some and heart changes when coming too close to the Mt Kailash apart from very thin air with low oxygen means this is the transit zone between death and then the soul leaving the body towards the heavens.These deductions Corelate with the Hindu scriptures telling the pathway of heavens is through Mt Kailash.and one cannot reach the heaven unless one dies to have the soul free from the body.
You never fail to bring us a wealth of sacred information
Im always looking forward to your publishings
As a child I learned about mount Kailash and I often wondered if I will be able to visit the place . Some of us the facts in your article has made me think again . As years gone by now I can only think of going to the foot of mount Kailash or just go and visit maan Sarovar and be happy.
hwonderful indeed.blessed are we Indians have all
Thanks very many for the elaborate description with photos. I did not get a chance to visit Sri Kailash. Now i have got an idea about the sanctity and mystery that surrounds the Holy Kailash. Janakiraman. Nagapattinam
Saying really very good information and knowledge are not the right words. Actually it is humanly impossible to reveal factual secret of Hindu Religion and our sanskriti.
Science of the world has failed to find all these religious
powers of Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh. Please keep teaching us regularly. Thanks and keep up the good work.
Great article with clear pictures and informative as I had been this place 2013 and great beloved shiva gracefulness experience
Body mind blowing with lot of tears and very much thankfulness to this universe including my parents
Very interesting . Keep posting such information.
Thank you for the article..it’s beautiful to read !!
Thank you so much for the astounding news especially on mount Kailash.As a historian, I have heard about this beautiful Mountain. But this is the first time I hear about its Godly-Nature. I understand it better, as I have been to Mount Everest, and other surrounding areas in he mountains, nearer to Nepal. Thank you again and God Bless Always.
Thank you Pachiappan Muniandy,
for your write-up. I feel the same way too & un derstand your feelings of being there.God Bless.
These are true facts regarding Mount Kailash, the spiritual summit of human civilization. Spirituality is not an easy reach for normal human beings. One has to transcend all material attachments in order to approach the Supreme Consciousness.
Very Exiting Report.
Do we know how Tibetan Sage Milarepa managed to reach the peak of Mt. Kailash. What spiritual prowess he had that no one so far has been able to achieve?
It is a wonderful article on the mystery of Mt. Kailsah. Thanks for sharing this with us. We look forward to receive more and more such articles. I would welcome to hear from you on VARMAKALAI technichques of ancient India’s martial art and the current status of this art and masters if any who are teaching this.
WOW SO BEAUTIFUL, FASCINATING, THANK YOU FOR SHARING THIS.
We learn every day. Wish I could go on this pilgrimage some day.
I never knew these facts. Thanks for sharing. As you say we believe we know everything but alas there are many a thing beyond our knowledge, assumtion and perception. Only God knows. And I believe in this dictum.
so wonderful.. i went to this in 1998. august. walking throughour himalayan range from delhi. it is a wonderful exciting experience i life. thanks for this picturesand information. OM NAMAH sivaya.
Greatness is a matter to be felt after reading about the great things. Earlier in age requir introduction to increase the mental capacity to absorb such great things
Beautiful & Wonderful read, never in my wildest of dreams did I think I would be so enlightened by all these information on this site.
Great!! Your last sentence is really nice. Allow Somethings to remain mysterious, so that it makes man to realize about that super power no one can ever explain.
Thank you very much for this very interesting description regarding Mount Kailash . Hare Krishna !
Thank you for this interesting and very informative article. I will repost it on my ancient history and archaeology page (https://www.facebook.com/SemirOsmanagich/) later today.
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My son and daughter in law had taken the Kailas and Manasarovar yathra in June this year. They took bath in the holy lake and tried Parikrama as well. But due to inclement weather on that day they could not complete Parikrama. In spite of all facilities available, only the lucky few can have complete this holy Yathra.
Om Namah shivaya.
The great mount Kailash, abode of Great Lord Shiva is so huge that it cannot fit in our earth. LORD SHIVA sits under a banyan tree which is approx 11,000 km in height. Compare a ratio of av human to a av banyan tree on surface. Apply the same ratio to find the height of Lord Shiva.And so Kailash wud be so big as to contain unlimited earths in its volume. By distance it’s beyond the Brahmand and is light years away in physical 3/4th Dimensional sense. So how do we reach such abode in short time. We use a portal right. A Divine Portal,off course.
Such an important place,is it not possible to think it must be guarded by none other than the devotes of Lord Kailash Pati, Pashupati who are ……..
Amongst climbers there has long been an understanding that Kailash should not be climbed out of respect for the religious sensitivities of both Hindus and Buddhists. Earlier climbers may well have tried, but times have thankfully moved on. I have no doubt that should there ever be an attempt to organise such a climb it would receive worldwide condemnation and would not happen, at least I sincerely hope that would be the case. Om namah Shivaya!
Sai Ram, it is phenomenal and amazing. Thank you for this very interesting article.
Praying to be at the foothills of Mount Kailash. Yes, not in our country but such places belong to humanity. It’s simply without any sort of boundaries! Unlimited and the essence it holds is of utmost importance. No one ever climbed except one Tibetan mystic Milarepa… I just pray I am blessed enough to be there at the foothills to feel the enormous energies that the place hold.. A powerful place indeed!
Thank you such a nice information regarding our spiritual mountains
So great to see this because we are unable to go their but this type picture we feel we are their great
I appreciate you good work … Thanks a lot for this interesting information … Jai Siya Ram …
the article is mesmerizing. Photographs are beautiful. I saw it many times.
Please post such articles. Too good
I felt a great wonder on reading this amazing article.