Kailas: The Mountain Of Salvation

According to Hindu scriptures, Adi Kailas, in Kurmachal, was the first abode of Lord Shiva. South of it were dense forests and the north was covered in snow. As the topography of the region changed over the centuries, Lord Shiva moved up north towards the Tibetan border and made Mt Kailas as his abode. Just as the Greeks have their Olympus, whose cloud-capped summit hides their deities from the mortal eyes, the Hindus have their Himalayas, where their principal deities reside. From ancient times, saints and sages have found their


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