Questions tagged [kailasa]

For questions related to Mount Kailash, which is considered as the abode of Lord Shiva in Hindu scriptures.

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Why did lord Shiva choose Mount Kailash (earth) as his abode?

Neither Vishnu nor Brahma stay on the earth but why did lord Shiva choose Mount Kailash ( which is on earth) as his abode?
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Was Goloka the cowshed of Kailasa?

There's a thread on Quora suggesting that Goloka is the cowshed of Kailasa as per Brahma Vaivarta Purana. Is this true?
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What do scriptures say about Lake Manasarovar?

I have heard it said that Lord Shiva abides in yoga on Mt. Kailasha and that darśana thereof destroys attachment to delusion. I found information about Mt. Kailash in the question How is Mount ...
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Does Shiva live in invisible form in Kailasa?

Does Shiva and Parvati live in Mount Kailasa in invisible form ? As He is not seen there by normal people.
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At what speed time runs in Kailash with respect to other parts of earth?

Does the time run at the same speed on Kailash (the place were Shiva lives) as on other parts of earth ? Or Does the time at different speed at Kailash ?
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Is the location of Kailash described in Purans ? What is the path or way to go to Kailash?

Shiva lives in Kailash which is located on earth. Is there way or path mentioned in Purans to reach the Kailash ? Is the location of Kailash described in Puranas ?
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Why don't we see Lord Shiva living on Kailash if he really exists?

In olden times it was said that Mahadev lived on Kailash mountain, which was difficult to climb thousands of years ago. But in modern times, people are able to climb mount Kailash and no traces of ...
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In Ramayan, where is it mentioned that Atikaya held the trident of Lord Shiva?

There is a story that says that once Atikaya went to Kailash and for some reason Lord Shiva got angry and he released his powerful trident on Atikaya. However, Atikaya caught hold of the trident and ...
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What scriptures describe juice coming from Ganesha's cheeks covering Kailash?

The Sankalpa Suryodaya is a play by the 13th century Sri Vaishnava Acharya Vedanta Desikan. At one point in the play, a king goes around the world in a Vimana looking for a good place to meditate. He ...
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Is there a scripture that refers to the circumambulation (kora/parikrama) around Mt Kailash?

Hi I am researching the religious reason behind the walk around Mt Kailash and am looking for some hindu text that refers to the salvation they receive from taking part in the walk.
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Are dogs allowed in Lokas like Kailasha and Vaikuntha?

It is probably a well-known fact that dogs are not allowed in the heaven (Swarga). For e.g. the dog which accompanied Yudhishthira on his way to the heavens was denied entry in there. The Smritis ...
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Where Lord Shiva used to reside during the time when the Himalaya did not exist?

We know that the Himalaya range was formed out of the Tethys. We also know that Lord Shiva's abode is said to be the Mount Kailash. So, where Lord Shiva used to reside before Himalaya was formed?