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Kailash Parikarma

One of the important part of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is the Kailash Parikarma. The circumambulation is known as Parikarma among Hindus and Khora among Buddhists & Jains. It is said that the pilgrimage journey to Mount Kailash is incomplete without doing parikarma of the great Kailash Parvat.

The circumambulation is made in clockwise direction by Hindus and Buddhist. Jains and Bon complete the parikarma by moving in counterclockwise direction. It is believed that one should complete the Kailash Parikarma in one day which seems to be hard as the area around the Mout Kailash is 52 km and a very arduous trek. It takes around 3 days to complete the parikarma. A physically &mentally fit person with good walking speed can complete the entire trek in 15 hours. Now instead of completing the journey on foot one can also hire a yak or pony.

Significance of Kailash Parikarma

Mount Kailash is one of the highly revered sites in Tibet. It is the spiritual importance of Kailash Parikarma that make pilgrims follow the ritual of circumambulation since time immemorial. A single Khora signifies one turn of the Wheel of Life. It is believed that one parikarma of Kailash Parvat washes away the past sins of one’s life. It purifies the soul and helps to achieve a clean conscience. The parikarma helps in finding salvation and enlightenment. It brings good fortune and helps to attain the pure divinity.

It is believed that taking Kailash Parikarma on 15 of April (of the Tibetan calendar) brings more fortune and fulfills wishes faster. On this date Sakyamuni attained enlightenment.

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Best Time for Kailash Kora or Parikarma

Due to geographical location, Mount Kailash faces extreme weather conditions. It remains covered in snow and experiences chilly days. The ideal time for Kailash Parikarma is May to September. Kailash Mansarovar Weather remains cool and pleasant to undertake circumambulation.

Mount Kailash Outer and Inner Kora Routes

There are two Kora routes to Kailash parvat which are popularly known as- Inner Kora and Outer Kora.

Kailash Inner Kora

This parikrama takes you directly to the south face of Mount Kailash. Darchen works as the starting point of the Inner Kailash Kola route. The inner Kolar route is considered much harder than the outer Kola route.

Kailash Outer Kora

The Outer Kailash Kora is a long journey of 56 km. It includes a journey of three days with a night halt at Dirapuk and Zuthulphuk monasteries.

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