According to the Hindu religion, the lake was first
created in the mind of the Lord Brahma after which it manifested on Earth. The lake, in Hindu religious belief, is also supposed to be the summer abode of the Hamsa
goose, which is the Vahan (carrier) of Goddess Saraswati(सरस्वती) .
The lake is very popular in Buddhist literature and associated with many
teachings and stories in Buddhism . Lord Buddha, it is reported, stayed
and meditated near this lake on several occasions. Buddhists also associate the lake with the legendary
lake known as Anavatapta in Sanskrit and Anotatta in Pali, where Queen Maya is believed to have conceived Buddha.
Kailash Mansarover Yatra
Kailash Mansarover is a most scared place of pilgrimage which has been thronged to by pilgrims for thousands of years. Every
year many religious people specially Hindus from India, Nepal , Tibet
and the neighboring countries visit this place in summer. Hindu, Buddhist, Jain and people from all over the
world come here to seek blessings and to feel the spiritual energy. Pilgrimage tours are organized regularly, especially from India, the most famous of which is the
Kailash Manasa Sarovar Yatra which takes place every year in the month of June.
Every year many Indians, mostly elderly people, come for the Mansarovar pilgrimage tour via Kathmandu which takes about 2-3 weeks
and each individual has to pay around Rs 70,000 for the travel package including air tickets.
The famous Kailash Mansarovar yatra has began starting the 28-day-long journey for the religious voyage to
the abode of Lord Shiva in Tibet this year on June 2, 2012. During the course of the
journey, the pilgrims will circumambulate Mansarovor lake which lies at 15,060 ft above mean sea level. They would
also go around the Kailash Mountain, which would involve trekking at
high altitudes of up to 19,500 feet, under inhospitable conditions, including extremely cold and rugged terrain.
Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is conducted by several travel agencies by helicopter, by Overland, by Lhasa route and via Nepal.