Mount Kailas is one of the most famous sacred sites in Tibet, which, according to legends, is home to the supreme deities of most Eastern religions.
Mount Kailas is considered one of the most unusual mountains in Tibet, so it is of unrelenting interest to followers of Eastern religions and lovers of all things mystical. It is part of the Gangdiese mountain range that separates this autonomous region of China from the Indian Ocean. Before the trip it is worth finding out the exact location of Kailas on the world map: it is located in the southern part of the Tibetan Plateau and stands out spectacularly from the surrounding area due to the impressive height of almost 6700 meters.
The mountain has other names. Among the Chinese it is known as Ganjenbotsi or Gandisishan, and in sacred books of Tibetans Kailas is mentioned as Yundrung Guceg or Kang Ringpoche (“the precious snowy mountain”).
What Kailas looks like
The peak is virtually unparalleled in mountain systems around the world because of its four-sided shape resembling that of an ancient Egyptian pyramid. The summit of Kailas at any time of the year is covered by a thick snow cover, which almost never melts. If you look at satellite photos of the mountain, immediately catch the eye the precise orientation of its four slopes to the sides of the world.
Kailas is located in Western Tibet, an area inaccessible even to experienced climbers. The four major waterways of the region, the Indus, the Karnali, the Brahmaputra, and the Sutlej, flow through the area. Hindus, for whom these rivers are sacred, believe their sources lie on the slopes of the mountain.
The mysteries of ancient Kailas, which has dominated the surrounding areas for thousands of years, have stirred the imagination of many travelers. The following interesting facts about this unique peak are worth mentioning:
Some researchers claim that the height of Mount Kailas in Tibet is exactly 6666 meters. For this reason, many followers of Christian denominations perceive it as a dangerous place, where dark forces led by Lucifer himself are rumored to reside.
For adherents of Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism and Tibetan religions, the Bon summit is one of the most sacred places. In Eastern religious traditions, the mountain is considered the “heart of the world,” where divine power is concentrated, and is the object of cult worship. Hindus call Kailas the mountain of the gods because, according to local legends, this is where the great Shiva spends most of his time. The peak itself is the embodiment of the cosmic mountain Meru – the mythological center of creation. According to the beliefs of Buddhists, Kailas is the abode of Buddha, who came to our land in the form of Samwar. In the Jainist tradition, it was on this mountain that the first saint was freed from all worldly things and from earthly bonds. Bon followers believe that the life force of the entire planet is concentrated here, and during the ascent to Kailas you can get to the legendary country of Shangshung.
According to Tibetan lore, most expeditions to the mountain end in the deaths of daring souls who dare to disturb the peace of the supreme deities. Those who ventured to such an extreme simply disappeared without a trace in the local gorges. Many climbers dreamed of conquering Kailas, but at the last moment unforeseen circumstances necessarily prevented it. So, in the mid-1980s, the famous Italian climber Messner received a license to climb from the Chinese government, but for unknown reasons soon abandoned the idea. In 2000, Spanish climbers also tried to climb the mountain, but numerous pilgrims and Tibetan monks surrounded it with a human ring, blocking access to it. So the journey to Kailas Peak is still only an unattainable dream for climbers all over the world.
There are many legends associated with this jewel of the Tibetan mountains. One of them says that a man who just touched the slope of Kailas, will suffer for many weeks of non-healing sores. Tibetan myths also contain references to apparitions of the supreme deity Shiva himself. His image can be seen in flashes of lightning in cloudy weather when the summit is completely shrouded in clouds.
Along the southern slope of the peak right in its central part is a vertical fissure crossed by a shallow horizontal split. When the shadows thicken at sunset, they form in this place of Kailas a clear resemblance to the swastika, the symbol of Nazism. According to scientists, the cracks (the vertical one is up to 40 meters wide) are the result of a long-standing earthquake.
Some fans of esoteric teachings claim that the mountain is a formation of artificial origin, created in ancient times either by a forever vanished civilization like Atlantis, or by aliens from other planets. However, even if we accept that Kailas is an ancient ritual structure, its purpose remains unclear to us.
Ritual detours around Mount Kailas
Sacred books of Hinduism and the Bon religion, say that the circumambulation around the base of Kailas allows to atone for all the sins of earthly life. Such a circumambulation is called a kora. A person who makes the kora at least 13 times will be forever free from the torments of hell. And if you are patient enough to make the circumambulation 108 times, your soul will forever leave the circle of reincarnations and achieve the highest degree of enlightenment. This enables you to come very close to the state of Buddhahood.
Buddhists and Jainists walk clockwise around the peak in the direction of the sun, while Bon disciples always walk in the opposite direction. There are rumors among mountaineers of colleagues who pretended to be pilgrims and secretly left the sacred trail to make the ascent during the ritual circumambulation of the mountain. Some time later they returned to the tourist camp in a half-crazy state and died in a psychiatric hospital less than a year later as deep old men.
Although on a trip to Tibet Kailas remains inaccessible for climbing due to the active resistance of the local cult servants, it is quite possible to approach it at a short distance. In the surrounding area are noteworthy chains of rock formations with a perfectly smooth or concave surface. At the moment, it is unknown whether they were formed under the influence of natural factors or are the result of human activity.
These rocks are believed to be so-called “Kozyrev mirrors” capable of distorting the spatial and temporal continuum. A traveler who finds himself near them experiences unusual physical and psychological sensations. “Mirrors” have a special location in relation to each other, so researchers assume that they are able to transport a person to another era or even a parallel dimension.
After visiting the cliffs, you can also explore other attractions in the area, which include:
- The Buddhist monastery, where thousands of pilgrims from all over the world gather on the day of Vesak (celebrated annually on the May full moon).
- Lake Manasarovar (“lake of life”). According to legends, it was the first object of the living world, created in the creation of Brahma. Around Manasarovar there is also a ceremonial ritual of bark, which is 100 kilometers long. A dip in its fresh waters near the northwest shore allows you to purify karma and heal yourself spiritually and physically. If you bathe in the lake, you will definitely go to heaven after death. Those who taste its water will be close to Shiva himself after the end of his earthly life.
- Lake Langa Tso or Rakshas (“reservoir of death”). Its waters have a high content of mineral salts and are separated from Manasarovar only by a small isthmus. Unlike the latter, which has an oval shape, the outlines of Langa Tso resemble a month. The bodies of water symbolize light and darkness respectively. One should not touch the waters of Rakshas: it may bring bad luck.
According to legend, Langa-Tso created the lord of demons Ravana, who every day for 10 days he sacrificed to the great Shiva, one of his heads, cutting it. On the last day of the sacrifice the supreme deity gave him supernatural power.
A trip to one of the most mysterious areas of Tibet should be carefully planned. The following recommendations are helpful:
- The most successful will be a trip in April-May in the dry season, when rains or snowfalls are extremely rare.
- In order to acclimatize and prevent health problems before exploring Kailas, it is worth spending a few days in an area at a lower altitude. This will avoid headaches, dizziness and heart discomfort while viewing the beauty of the mountain.
- It is almost impossible to buy a mountaineering license to climb Kailas, but access to the surrounding area can be obtained for as little as 50 CNY. It is obtained from the Public Safety Committee of the Tibetan Autonomous Region on presentation of a passport and entry permit.
The coordinates are 31.066667, 81.3125
How to get to Mount Kailas
You can reach the foothills of Kailas by the following ways:
- By bus from Kathmandu after arriving at the local airport, which will take you directly to the mountain (airfare from Moscow is about 30,000 rubles). The flight time is approximately 11 hours.
- By bus from Lhasa, which can also be reached by plane. This will cost about 700 USD more, but you will gradually get used to the altitude difference during the trip.
Kailas is one of the most interesting places in Tibet, considered to be a giant reservoir of cosmic energy. So if you are interested in the spiritual side of life, it is worth a trip there.
What is Kailas hiding
Mount Kailas is one of humanity’s unsolved mysteries. Many mysteries and legends surround this mountain complex of incredible beauty and power. In this article, we will dive into the world of Tibet, explore the facts and learn many interesting things related to Mount Kailas and its hidden power.
Mount Kailas – the unconquered pyramid
Mount Kailas, or Kailash (depending on the pronunciation as it is called the queen of all mountains), is located in Tibet. To climb it requires a special permit obtained from the authorities of the region. And yet not a single mortal has not yet been able to climb to the top of Kailas, and it’s not the highest mountain on earth.
It is known that in 1985 Reinhold Messner, who conquered several eight-thousanders, also tried to climb to the summit of Mount Kailas, but someone or something prevented him from carrying out his plans. If we consider objective reasons, there are reports that the weather conditions deteriorated sharply during the ascent, making further ascent impossible. This is the reason so many people who attempted to reach the peak of Mount Kailash have cited. Another version is that Reinhold received a message in the form of a vision the day before the ascent and gave up the idea himself.
In 2000, a group of Spanish climbers received long-awaited permission to travel to Tibet, and Mount Kailas was also their goal. But already at the very beginning of the ascent the pilgrims, who are often seen in these places, blocked the way of the Spanish conquistadors of the sacred mountain Kailas. The obstacles in the way consisted in the fact that both the Dalai Lama himself and even the UN protested. Consequently, the Spanish had to return home empty-handed.
Hence, not a single mortal has yet made it to the top of this temple complex, the great pyramid mountain of Kailash. But there are legends that Tonpa Shenrab, the founder of the Bon religion, descended from heaven to the top of Kailas to impart knowledge to the people. And the great poet Milarepa, revered by the yogis, was able to climb to the top of Mount Shiva and grasp the “rays of the Sun.
The sacred mountain in Tibet is Kailas. Racial Theory
The sacred mountain of Kailas in Tibet has long attracted not only idle travelers, professional climbers, pilgrims, yogis, followers of the Bon religion, devotees of Shivaism (and many other religions), but also esotericists, on whom this mountain has a literal effect magnetically.
Ernst Muldashev’s ascents on this mountain also tell us a great deal. Muldashev believes not only that this sacred complex is the energy center of the Earth, but also that within it a new race of those who will inherit the Earth after us is born. There is an opinion that there is a cavity inside Mount Kailas which is in fact a temple, a palace, a cradle of development of new races on Earth.
According to Blavatsky, the first race was the angelic race, after which came the people of water. Then came the so-called Lemurian civilization, and after that the Atlanteans, well known to many, whose heirs we are. If one follows this theory, then a new, sixth race is emerging inside the mountain Kailas, but its time will not come yet. And perhaps by that time, humanity will have unlocked the mysteries of the sacred mountain of Tibet, which has given rise to so many questions whose answers are still unknown or carefully concealed. Perhaps it is no coincidence that even the arrival of pilgrims to this place and the number of pilgrims is strictly regulated by the authorities. Is there really something to hide? And most importantly, does someone know much more about the secrets associated with the mountain than we can discover, and therefore limits the study of these places and climbers’ access to the mountain?
Tibet and Mount Kailash: the secrets and mysteries of the sacred mountain
The secrets and mysteries of Mount Kailas have long been sought, but in the twentieth century, an organization created by order of Hitler, perhaps the closest to unlocking the secrets. The Anenerbe, an organization that existed in Nazi Germany from 1935 to 1945, sent several expeditions to Tibet, including one to study Mount Kailas. The Germans were trying to establish the origin and history of the race that now lives on Earth. And the name of this race is Aryans. The Germans were trying to prove that only their people, the German people, were of Aryan descent. In fact, those people who now inhabit the Earth are just called the Aryans, the heirs of the Atlanteans.
There is also a belief that not far from the mountain complex of Kailas is the sarcophagus of Nandi, in which the great teachers of mankind, Jesus, Buddha, Krishna and others, still remain in a state of samadhi. It is also said that the entrance to this sarcophagus is connected by a tunnel to Kailas. To avoid going deep into the description of the state of samadhi, which is considered one of the signs of attaining enlightenment in the tradition of yoga, and what kinds of samadhi there are, we can only point to an example of a person from our era who was in such a state. This is Lama Itigelov, who came into the physical body in 1852, and it is still imperishable. Many also believe that the mountain complex of Kailas is nothing more than a temple complex within which there is a city of gods created by higher civilizations at an altitude of about 6,000 meters. It is not hard to believe this if you look at least externally at the central mountain of this complex – it is pyramid-shaped.
If you try to explain such a shape by the usual weathering, the action of the elements on the creation of its facets, although it would seem to look scientific, in fact deeply unscientific. It is hard to imagine that natural phenomena alone create the shape of a nearly perfect pyramid, especially when you consider the fact of the central mountain’s location.
Where is Mount Kailas
Mount Kailas, where, according to the texts of the Vedas, God Shiva himself resides, is on the same meridian as the Egyptian pyramids, the stone statues of Easter Island and the pyramids of the Incas in Mexico. Also incredibly interesting is the fact of geographical remoteness of Kailas from these points. So, from Kailas to Stonehenge – 6666 km; to the North Pole – the same 6666 km; if to count the distance from Kailas to Easter Island, it is again the same 6666 km; and if you go even further, then the distance from Kailas to the South Pole equals the distance of 6666 km, multiplied by two. In addition to these truly bizarre coincidences need to say that the height of Mount Kailas itself is 6666 m. What is it? Was there really such a technologically advanced civilization, which left such a legacy?
Perhaps the information given to us in the Vedas, that Shiva abides on the top of the sacred mountain Kailas, dancing the eternal Tandava, making the whole world constantly remain in motion and develop without stopping, is the great truth of the creation of the world. It is only when Shiva stops dancing that the world will be destroyed so that a new world can be created in its place. Can this mean such a fact that the end of Tandava leads to a change of civilizations on Earth: the previous one is destroyed and the next one begins its existence. And so it will go on forever.
How much talk there is about the flow of time in this Tibetan region. We know that the mountain temples of Kailas, as they are often called, are situated in a spiral, and at the top of the spiral is Mount Kailas. Why the passage of time changes in this place can be explained as follows. The slopes of the mountains are a kind of giant mirrors, some of them concave. And it was possible to use them to change the course of time, which could send a person into the past or the future.
The Looking Glass of Mount Kailas
Similarly, in the Tibetan mountain complex, the presence of the mirror effect affects the energy component of the place, and consequently, the people in the vicinity. That is why there are known cases when the time flow was accelerated to such an extent that people grew beards and quickly grew fingernails in one day. There is also evidence of the opposite effect of staying in those places on the body: people, on the contrary, became younger and re-energized.
There is official evidence of how a group of foreign climbers managed to get to the Kailas complex, but in the area just above 5800 meters, in the “Valley of Death”, went off the normal path to follow. When these people returned from the expedition, they aged rapidly and died a year later, and doctors could not determine the cause of such rapid aging of the body.
Most likely, one can really explain it by the influence of the “mirrors”. And what causes sacred awe among believers can be understood as the influence of physical laws. After all, if Kozyrev managed to create a time machine and there was even documented evidence that it was possible to travel to the past as well as to the future with the help of his design, then why can’t there be a “natural” prototype of the engineering design? Although who says that the origin of the Kailas complex is natural?
A small continuation about the discovery of Nikolai Kozyrev and his time machine
For some time the experiments continued, and the results exceeded all expectations, but later the Soviet authorities suspended the development of research with no further plans to resume it. However, who knows, perhaps this is how the information is presented to a wide audience, but in reality things are different. And may be the work on transition to different dimensions, passage to “looking-glass” was conducted all these years, and its results are available to a strictly limited circle of people devoted to researches.
Be that as it may, Mount Kailas still continues to attract many tourists. And do not be afraid and avoid the action of giant mirrors, because if you do not plan to climb too high – in the region of 5000 meters and above – then you are not in danger. You can stay at the foot to contemplate this majestic creation of nature or ancient civilizations, admiring the monumental view of the mountain pyramid of Kailash.