book is an obeisance to the legendary 22,028 feet high
situated in Western Tibet. Also
known as "Navel
of the Earth" or Mount Meru as described in the ancient
Hindu scriptures, Kailas is highly revered by Hindus, Buddhists,
Jains, Bonpos and many other sects.
Tibet Kailas is worshipped with great reverence.
Tibetan Scriptures associate Mount Kailas with the enlightenment
of the Buddha, yogi Milarepa and Chakrasamvara
the great tantrik Guru. The Tibetan names
for Mount Kailas are Kang Rimpochhe and Ti-se,
meaning the snow clad supreme mountain. To the
South of Kailas is lake Manasarovar or Manas
with a circumference of 90 kilometers. Parikrama of Manas
can be done within two days. In Tibetan language
Manas is called Tso Mapham or Tso Mawang.
According to an ancient Hindu scripture the
Shiva Purana, a pilgrim who has seen Kailas and bathed in the
waters of lake Manasarovar acquires absolution
for the sins of the past seven generations
of his family.
Editions: English Hindi