new Delhi. Kailash Mansarovar’s Yatra (KMY) is known for its religious values and cultural significance. Every year hundreds of travelers go on this pilgrimage. Apart from being important to the Hindus as the abode of Lord Shiva, it also holds religious significance for the people of Jainism and Buddhism. The yatra is open to eligible Indian citizens who are valid Indian passport holders and wish to visit Kailash Mansarovar for religious purposes. The Ministry of External Affairs does not provide any financial assistance or financial assistance to the passengers.
Religious beliefs and history
On the Mount Kailash, there is the lord of Lord Shankar Viraje, above which is heaven and below is the dead land, its outer circumference is 52 km. Mansarovar is a lake surrounded by mountains which is known as ‘Kshir Sagar’ in the Puranas. Kshir Sagar is 40 km away from Kailash and Vishnu and Lakshmi Virajit are operating on the rest of the world in the rest of the bed. This is the temporary residence of Kshir Sagar Vishnu. The south part of Mount Kailash is considered as sapphire, the east part is crystal, the west is ruby and the north is considered as gold.
History of Mansarovar Lake
Mansarovar Lake is spread over an area of about 320 square kilometers. To its north lies Mount Kailash and to the west is Rakshatal Lake. The Sanskrit word Mansarovar is derived from Manas and Sarovar which literally means ‘Sarovar of the mind’. It is said that Mansarovar is the lake where Mata Parvati used to bathe and according to belief, she still performs today. Scientists say that it is still a mystery whether these lakes were formed naturally or that they were made so?
However, according to the Puranas, this 300-foot deep sweet water lake situated at a height of 17 thousand feet above sea level originated on the austerity of Bhagiratha to Lord Shiva. According to the Puranas, the lake formed by the velocity of water revealed by Lord Shankar, was later named ‘Mansarovar’.
In this, only physically people can join the journey
Any Indian citizen who has a valid Indian passport and must be at least 18 and not more than 70 years of age on 01 January of the current year can apply. In addition, his body mass index (BMI) should be 25 or less. He should be physically fit and medically fit to travel. Foreign citizens cannot participate in this journey. The passengers for the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra are selected and drawn through a fair computerized system.
The journey takes 23 to 25 days to complete
Travelers to Kailash Mansarovar Yatra need to spend three to four days in New Delhi to complete various formalities. The entire journey is completed in about 23-25 days according to the chosen route. In this journey, travelers have to trek from the height up to 19,500. Oxygen is low at such places and the air pressure in the atmosphere is low and its people are affected by hypoxia (lack of oxygen in the air). Very few people suffer from pulmonary edema / cerebral edema and excessive mountain sickness etc. Those who already have coronary artery, various lung diseases such as bronchial asthma, high blood pressure and diabetes can be unconscious and can be harmful to life.
Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is difficult and physically challenging
The journey of Kailash Mansarovar is very difficult and physically challenging. Passengers have to pass through a straight height of up to 19,500 feet under difficult conditions. There is also a danger to people’s lives in this. Keeping in view the requirements of travel, the report of other hospitals is not approved as passengers have to undergo medical examination conducted by Delhi Heart and Lung Institute and ITBP Base Hospital at New Delhi to meet the requirements of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra.
For this journey, one has to apply online by visiting the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra website. Passengers have to stay for 3 or 4 days in Delhi for preparations and physical check before the journey. The Delhi government only makes arrangements for free food and accommodation for passengers. If the traveler wants, he can arrange food and lodging in Delhi by himself. All the passengers of Kailash Mansarovar have to undergo compulsory medical examination from ITBP Base Hospital and Delhi Heart and Lung Institute in New Delhi and complete all the visa formalities in New Delhi.
The yatra is organized in collaboration with the governments of the states of Uttarakhand, Delhi and Sikkim and the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP). Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam (KMVN) and Sikkim Tourism Development Corporation (STDC) and their affiliated organizations provide assistance and facilities for every batch of travelers in India. Delhi Heart and Lung Institute (DHLI) conducts medical examination to determine the health levels of applicants for this visit.