Mount Kailash is one of the peaks found in the Kailash ranges which is spread across India and Tibet. Mount Kailash is believed to be the holy abode of Lord Shiva, he is said to be in an eternal meditation along with his consort Parvati and his much loved vehicle Nandi.
The place is also considered to be the abode of Buddha by the Buddhists and the followers of Jainism believe that this is the place from where Rishabh, the propagator of the religion, attained enlightenment. There are several mysterious activities which have been noticed at this peak and an interesting one amongst them is that nobody has been able to reach the summit till this day.
As per ancient text, it is said that no mortal shall be allowed to walk atop Mount Kailash, where among the clouds is the home of the gods. He who dares to start to the top of the mount to see the faces of the gods will be put to death. Scroll down further to know more about the mysterious abode of Shiva.
1. One Can Witness Time Travel
Those who visited the holy mountain, have claimed that they have noticed a rapid growth, especially of the nails and hair. The growth of the nails and hair that takes about 2 weeks in normal conditions, takes place, here, in span of just 12 hours; the mountain air contributes to the rapid aging process.
2. Regular Change In Position
Nobody, other than a 11th century Tibetan Buddhist monk called Milarepa has been successful in scaling up the peak as it changes its destination and also tends to block the tracks which misleads the climbers.
Trekkers would out of the blue move in the opposite direction or would witness bad weather conditions which forces them to descend, many of who have never returned. All the treks to the summits have been unsuccessful till date.
3. Central Axis Of The World?
A large number of studies conducted by the scientists of Russia and America believe that the holy peak is the centre of the world and is known as the axis mundi. It is also said to be connected to several other monuments across the globe, such as the Stonehenge, which is exactly 6666 km away from here, the North Pole is also 6666 km from here and the South Pole is 13332 km away from the peak.
Mount Kailash, is considered as the cosmic axis or the world tree even in the Vedas and finds the mention of the same in the Ramayana as well.
4. Mythical Link Between Heaven And Earth
The four faces of Mount Kailash face the four directions of the compass. According to the Vedas, the mountain is a link between heaven and earth. The followers of Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism believe that the peak is the gateway to heaven. The Pandavas along with Draupadi are believed to have attained moksha whilst trekking up the peak, with one of them falling off before reaching the summit.
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5. Formation Of Swastika And Om Parvat
When the sun is setting, the mountain is said to cast a shadow, which has a striking resemblance to religious symbol of Swastika, which is considered as an auspicious sign amongst the Hindus. Om Parvat is yet another unsolved mystery which is fascinating, as the snow falls on the peak and takes the shape of OM.
6. A Man-made Pyramid?
Russian scientists believe that Mount Kailash is not a mountain as it is way too perfect and symmetrical to be considered as a natural occurrence. The entire peak has a striking resemblance of a cathedral and the sides are extremely perpendicular which gives it the appearance of a pyramid.
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7. The Unique Shape Of The Lakes
One would come across two lakes at the foot of the peak which are Manasarovar and Rakshas Tal. Manasarovar has a round shape which resembles the sun and Rakshas Tal takes the shape of the crescent moon. The two lakes represent the good and negative energies respectively. Another interesting factor is that Manasarovar is a freshwater lake and Rakshas Tal is a salt water one.