Mount Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is one of the best pilgrimage destinations of Nepal. It is the temple of Lord Shiva but it attracts many Buddhists as well as Hindu. It is located at Muktinath area. Many people used to visit Kailash Manasarovar Yatra for thousands of years. Despite many challenges, Kailash tour packages are being sold by many travel agencies and tour. Here are some points which you should know before you visit Kailash Mansarovar Yatra.
Why Visit Kailash Mansarovar Yatra
There are two parikramas which include Mount Kailash and Its charan sparsh (touching feet) while another is Lake Mansarovar and performing holy deep in water. This both parikrama are the major highlights of Kailash Mansarovar yatra.
Parikrama at Kailash Mansarovar Yatra
The Parikrama at Kailash Mansarovar Yatra can be taken as inner parikrama and outer parikrama where inner parikrama takes you around the Nandi Parvat and outer parikrama takes you to Mount Kailash
Best Time To Take Bath
Early in the morning around 3-5 am is the best time to take a bath which is also called Bramamuhurata- the time of gods. One parikrama at Kailash Manasarovar can wash away all the sins which one has done in the lifetime and if you take 108 parikramas then it provides internal oblivion or Mokshya or Nirvana.
Hire Horses or Ponies If You feel weakness
The journey to Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is very difficult and one may feel weakness while walking. So, you can hire horses/ponies if you can’t walk or your physical condition prevents you from walking. Remember you must have to carry cash if you are visiting Kailash Manasarovar Yatra.
Importance of Full moon
Full moon day is the most beautiful night and most of the visitors visit Kailash Mansarovar during full moon day. The full moon looks so stunning over mount Kailash and its image reflected on the lake. People celebrate most of the Tibetan festivals on full moon day.
Connection Of Goddess Parvati
Gauri Kunda is another attraction of Kailash Manasarovar Yatra. They say that this lake Kunda is associated with goddess Parvati. They also believe that the spot where Parvati bathed often and gave life to Lord Ganesh in a cave nearby.
Know about Twin Lakes
The twin lakes of Mansarovar known as rakshas tal(Demon’s lake). Many Hindu believe that good- bad, darkness- light, positive energy, etc exist together in a cosmic Maya wave. Mansarovar is fresh water and Rakshas tal is saline.
Attraction For Buddhist
Buddhist believe that Maya took bath at Mansarovar taal before giving birth to Lord Gautam Buddha that’s why many Buddhist visits there as at Kailash Mansarovar. According to old beliefs, Rishabhnath the central figure of Jainism have attained salvation here.
May to October is the best time for mount Kailash Manasoravar yatra. The temperature of Kailash Manasarovar reached -5-degree centigrade at night to 30 degrees in a day. It’s very windy in this region.
Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is the best pilgrim to travel. And you have to quit smoking as well as alcohol and should be physically fit to travel there. According to beliefs, only a person who is free of all sins can only complete the ordeal that’s why Mount Kailash has not been conquered till date whoever attempt to climb at the top will fall ill. Legends believe that the entire Kailash Mountain is consists of precious gems with its four faces made of lapis lazuli, ruby, crystal, and gold.
Overall we can say that this Yatra is the best pilgrims tour which you should visit once in your life. There are many travel company which will lead you to the destination tour of Kailash Mansarovar yatra so read all the above points why you should visit Mount Kailash Mansarovar and things you should know before the visit and make your plan to visit there.