The Kinnaur Kailasha (locally known as Kinner Kailash) is a mountain in the Kinnaur district of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. As per Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva and goddess Parvati reside in Kinner Kailash.[2] It is the fourth most important peak among the group of five separate peaks in Himalayas in separate locations collectively known as the Panch Kailash or "Five Kailashas", other being Mount Kailash in first place, Adi Kailash in second, Shikhar Kailash (Shrikhand Mahadev Kailash) in third, and Manimahesh Kailash in fifth place in terms of importance.[3] As a result, it is deeply revered by Hindus. Kinnaur Kailash peak has a height of 6050 meters and is considered sacred by both Hindu and Buddhist Kinnauris. This mountain is sometimes confused with the Mount Kailash in Tibet.

Kinnaur Kailash
Mount Kinner Kailash (6050 m) with a huge Monolithic pillar, which has religious significance.
Highest point
Elevation6,050 m (19,850 ft)[1]
Coordinates31°31′14″N 78°21′49″E / 31.52056°N 78.36361°E / 31.52056; 78.36361
Kinnaur Kailash is located in Himachal Pradesh
Kinnaur Kailash
Kinnaur Kailash
Location in Himachal Pradesh, India
Kinnaur Kailash is located in India
Kinnaur Kailash
Kinnaur Kailash
Kinnaur Kailash (India)
LocationHimachal Pradesh, India
Parent rangeHimalayas
Satellite view of the Kinnaur Kailash (draped over SRTM digital elevation model)

The monolithic pillar (Shivling) is located at an altitude of around 4800 meters.[4]

The Kinnaur Kailash Range borders the district of Kinnaur in the south and is dominated by Jorkanden (elevation- 6473m) peaks.[1] Jorkanden is the highest peak in the Kinner-Kailash range.

References edit

  1. ^ a b Deepak Sanan, Dhanu Swadi (2002). Exploring Kinnaur in the Trans-Himalaya. Indus Publishing. ISBN 9788173871313.
  2. ^ Srivastava, Priya. "A complete guide to Kinner Kailash, the mythical home of Lord Shiva". The Times of India. ISSN 0971-8257. Retrieved 21 September 2023.
  3. ^ Adi Kailash: पंच कैलाशों में दूसरा प्रमुख धाम है "आदि कैलाश", शिव-पार्वती के इस धाम का 1990 में हुआ था सर्वे, Amarujala, 11 October 2023.
  4. ^ "Kinnaur Kailash Parikrama blog". Raacho Trekkers. 6 October 2018.