Legends associate the Mount Kailash with Lord Buddha and his disciples, Guru Rimpoche, one of the pioneers of Buddhism in Tibet and the revered Tibetan saint yogi Milarepa. Buddhists associate Kailash with a tantric deity (yidam).
The Bompo Tibetans, followers of Bon, believe that the region is where Sharnab Miwoche, the founder of their tradition, was born and where he taught.
The mountain that the Hindus call Kailash (Shining like Crystal) and Tibetans call Tise or Kang Rinpoche (Precious Jewel of Snow Ice) is considered the most sacred in the world for Tibetans.
The historian and tibetologist Giuseppe Tucci, was one of the few foreigners to be able to reach Mount Kailash in 1935 and 1948 and was impressed by this magnificent peak. Its isolation and difficult€cess has helped preserved its wild state.
Mount Kailash and its surroundings (including Lake Mansarovar) have a strong spiritual value for the faithful. For centuries, many sages, saints and devotees have made perilous pilgrimages, traveled hundreds of miles, and climbed the high passes to approach this majestic symbol of their religion and beliefs.
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