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Why Is Mount Kailash Unclimbed? Lord Shiva’s Mount Kailash Mystery Revealed!



Why is Mount Kailash Unclimbed

The world is full of numerous high peaks that have been climbed by various adrenaline junkies who have gone on to make history. While many people have climbed the highest peaks, such as Mount Everest and K2 that stand tall and proud at the height of eight thousand meters, they have yet to reach the top of Mount Kailash. 

It is quite a mystery as to why this merge two-thousand-meter tall mountain remains unclimbed. However, various reasons explain why this mountain is hard to climb, and one of them is related to the great Lord Shiva. Keep reading to learn more about this mysterious mountain.

Lord Shiva’s Mystery With Mount Kailash

The Hindu ideology clearly states that the mount Kailash represents the well-known mount Kailasa on earth. It is believed that the mighty Lord Shiva lives on the top of Mount Kailash, and he is accompanied by his wife Parvati as well. They both live on top of the mountain in peace and like to maintain their peaceful state as they are always meditating. 

You must know that according to Hinduism, Lord Shiva is the Lord of meditation, and he laid the foundation of helpful practices such as Yoga as well. Lord Shiva is also famously referred to as ‘Adi-Yoga.’ This mountain is very sacred for Hindus as it has four sides, and all four of these sides are made of precious gemstones. 

This mountain is also known as one of the pillars of the world as it is located at the center of six more mountains, and it creates a lotus shape with them. This mountain is also famous as the stairway to heaven, which is why it’s very sacred in Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Bon. 

Many Hindus strive to go for a trip of this mountain as a pilgrimage or yatra where they apply, and only a few lucky ones get selected. People also believe that they become pure after performing the pilgrimage, and they often leave their old clothes behind to start a new life.  

However, since the great Lord Shiva is residing on the top of this mountain, it is suggested not to climb it as it would interfere with his meditation. 

In fact, many Buddhists forbid to climb this mountain as as one monk once went on top of the mountain, and he saw the great Lord in his meditative state himself and told everyone to not disturb him by climbing the mountain. 

Why Is Mount Kailash Unclimbed?

Difficulty to Climb

While mount Kailash is only two thousand meters high, it has a very tilted angle that is of sixty-five degrees. Mount Everest’s slope is at a fifty-five or sixty-degree angle, which makes it easier to climb that slope. The mountain path is not easy either, as it is full of challenging twists, turns, jagged areas, and a few weeks of intense traveling. 

Mental Pressure

Various mountain climbers have often stated that they experience intense pain in their heads when they try to climb Mount Kailash. It is suggested that there is intense pressure on the mountain top, and as you keep getting closer to the peak, the pressure keeps on increasing. 

However, the common answer to this issue is that it’s Lord Shiva’s resting place, and the pressure exists to keep people away from the mountain top. Therefore, it’s best for everyone to avoid disturbing the great Lord himself and stay away from the mountain peak. 

Missing Directions

Many people have experienced poor navigation through the mountain. It is said that finding your way to the top is very confusing and challenging, and it feels as if some supernatural force is changing the directions on its own. Since Lord Shiva doesn’t want you to disturb his resting state, he doesn’t want you to reach the top. 

Final Word 

There are several peaks worldwide, and professional and highly skilled mountaineers have climbed them all. However, the relatively small Kailash remains unclimbed due to the great Lord Shiva’s powerful presence at the peak of this mountain. 

The mountain top is his residing place, so there are several supernatural experiences such as headaches and sudden change in directions, making it difficult for people to climb this mountain. However, they can perform a pilgrimage as that is permitted. 

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