This mountain later came to be known as “Mount Kailash”.
To some people, the similarity between Mount Meru and Mount Kailash has a spiritual aspect. Shiva Samhita says that their lies a Mount Meru in one’s body and only a true yogi can identify it. Certain religious pilgrims, who visit Mount Kailash, view it as a spiritual, and not a cosmological centre.
A ‘kora’ is a religious practice in Tibetan. In this practice, one has to go around Mount Kailash to wash your sins and to gain enlightenment. Hence, the word pilgrimage, ‘nekorwa’, in Tibetan, means ‘making circles about holy places’. Various different ways of doing a ‘kora’ are adopted. Some people sponsor a ‘kora’ for the person who actually travels around Kailash and the blessings of this act are shared by both. Some people may complete the ‘kora’ in a day. But to gain enlightenment, you must be, spiritually, in contact with God.
Answer- Hindus believe that the act of completely immersing oneself in Lake Manasarovar leads to one’s incarnation as God. Tibetans, on other hand, do not bathe in Lake Manasarovar because they do not like to dirty the holy water.
Dolma La is the highest point in Kailash kora. Along the path to Dolma La, stones are stacked by pilgrims. These stones represent Mount Kailash. ‘Dolma’ is said to be the one who guided the first person to reach Dolma La. A boulder is worshipped at the place where she