What is Kailash Mansarovar?

India never fails to carry out long traditions, and so is the famous Kailash Mansarovar Yatra. Carried out for thousands of years, Kailash Mansarovar is the annual pilgrimage that tourists and locals take to attain ultimate salvation. You will find Hindus, Jains and Buddhists coming together to attain salvation.
This pious journey is for the divinity seekers, where pilgrims perform challenging to walk around the Mount Kailash base. It involves rigorous trekking at high altitudes under rugged terrain and extreme cold weather conditions. Pilgrims take this yatra to reach the heavenly abode of Lord Shiva. SOTC’s Kailash Mansarovar Yatra packages are perfectly planned to suit your need for an unforgettable Kailash Mansarovar Yatra.

Religious Significance of Kailash Mansarovar - Why and How It Is Important

Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar are sacred pilgrimage sites for four religious – Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism and Bon. Located adjacent to each other, the lake and the area that surrounds the mountains are the source of four major rivers – Ganga, Sutlej, Brahmaputra, and Indus. People who stay here consider Mansarovar as their mother for her role in feeding them. Kailash is the abode of Lord Shiva – destroyer of evil and viewed as the father.

According to religious belief, Lord Shiva lived at the Mount Kailash summit, practicing yogic austerities.

The holy ritual of moving around this sacred area is 52 km circuit in order to attain salvation and is done in a clockwise direction by Hindus and Buddhists, while Bons and Jains do it counter-clockwise. This ritual is known as Parikrama or Kora and takes three days to complete it.

The most challenging and hard part of this Parikrama is crossing the famous Dolma-La Pass between two valleys. Yamasthal should be crossed to reach the Shivasthal. Pilgrims and tourists do holy offerings of old clothes, drops of blood and even strands of hair hoping Yamraja will accept these offerings and allow the pilgrims or Yatries born in spirit and cross the famous Dolma-La Pass. On the way, you will find Gauri Kund and Parvati-sthal. The Dolma-La Pass is filled with Tibetan flags.

Kailash Mansarovar Holidays

Kailash Mansarovar – Via Lucknow
10N | 11D
Starting price per adult
Kailash Mansarovar – Via Kathmandu
10N | 11D
Starting price per adult

What is So Special about Full Moon Night on Mount Kailash?

Adding beauty to your pilgrim is the full moon night. It is just majestic! Nothing can beat the beauty of the Lake under the full moon night. It is believed that a dip in Lake Mansarovar during full moon helps in washing away sins. Pilgrims or Yatries can actually feel the spiritual powers while you move around the lake in a ring on a full moon night. One can wash away the sins of seven past lives with a Parikrama, while 108 Parikramas offer oblivion or Nirvana or Moksha.

A lot of stories revolve around the significance of full moon on Mount Kailash. One such story tells Goddess Parvati, and Lord Shiva come alive on Full Moon night, but only a man with a pure heart will be able to witness this magical moment.

Plan your Kailash Mansarovar Yatra keeping
in mind these Full Moon Dates:

  • May 14, 2019
  • June 13, 2019
  • July 13, 2019
  • Aug 12, 2019
  • Sept 11, 2019

Holy attractions near Kailash Mansarovar

Zuthul Puk or the Cave of Miracles
Rakshas Tal or the Lake of Demons

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