| Mt Kailasa
elevation: 6,638 m (21,778 ft)
Legendary abode of Shiva, the first yogin.
For many Hindus and Buddists this is the most important pilgrimage of a lifetime. home
In Hindu art, water is seen flowing from Shivas hair; he is seated in a yogic posture at the top of the cosmic mountain, Mt Meru, or upon Mt Kailasa, at the headwaters of the Ganges river. Click on photo for story.