Updated: Jan 19
High in the Himalayas, there stands an icy mastiff, a strange shaped monolithic gargantuan in black, which is considered a sacred place for four religions Bons, Hindus, Jains and Buddhists.
The place is not only visited because of it's religious sacredness but also because it never ceases to catch the eyes of mountaineers and trekking enthusiasts.
It is one of the most difficult and adventurous treks in the world. The sumptuous beauty of the enormous mountain is captivating and feeds the soul. The serenity of the place can be felt radiating through the snow-clad peeks as lakhs of devotees risk their breaths; relinquishing their comfort in freezing temperatures and rugged terrains at high altitudes.
It is one of the marvels of natural beauty on Earth as the dove white mountains which soar high in the sky are surrounded by the highlands stretched in all directions.
There is not a tree in sight, only grasslands- furrowed by occasional streams, I ponder if it actually makes one question it's entity, contrary to the conventional drift of nature. Beauty can be terrifying in its own sense ,I doubt if it actually makes one curious enough to question man’s mortality or how powerless he is.If it is quiet enough to listen to one's inner self or rather question his desires, a sensation of burning all that what he doesn’t need in life at that very instant. There is something magical yet mysterious about this place. I am entangled in my thoughts as to whether I should consider it as a place of worship, an epitome of majestic beauty or a mere challenge to the human race to learn about life with greater understanding, simplicity and values.
The only way I can comprehend its versatility is by living it, experiencing each and everything it has to offer, I wish to make up to it soon.
I hope you guys found it worth reading. This piece of my writing was solely based on the facts I have heard or read prior and my understanding of it. I would love to know your take on the blog / your experience of the Kailash, please put it down in the comment section.
A sincere thanks to Saumya Sharma ( firstname.lastname@example.org) for editing this piece and making it more meaningful.