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Kailas Manasarovar

Swami Pranavananda

  Asia
Tibet
Himalaya

Anno - Date de Parution

1949

Lingua - language - langue

eng


Kailas Manasarovar  

È la base di tutte le guide al Kailash. Tutti han copiato da questo libro, quasi introvabile nella edizione originale (ne avevo trovata una nella Pilgrim a Thamel - KTM), chiedevano 100 US$ e gliel'ho lasciata. Ripubblicata in anastatica.

 

Consulta anche: Guida al Kailash Kora di Marco Vasta

Recensione in altra lingua (English):

For Hindus, Mount Kailash is the earthly manifestation of Mt. Meru, the spiritual centre of the universe around which all else revolves. With its roots in the lowest hell and its summit kissing the heavens, where on top live Lord Shiva and Parvati.

Jains call the mountain Astapada and believe it to be the site where Rishaba, their first Tirthankara (spiritual leader) achieved enlightenment. For Tibetans, Mt. Kailash is known as Kang Rimpoche (Precious Jewel of Snow) and is seen as the navel of the world and the abode of Chakrasamvara. Followers of the older, more ancient religion of Bon believe the mountain is the where their founder Shenrab is said to have descended from heaven.



Biografia

The exploration work in the Himalayas and Tibet by Swami Pranavananda, a Telugu Sanyasi explorer, of Holy Kailas and Manasarovar was a great task in unfolding the mystery and beauty of the Himalayas. He discovered the true sources of four great Himalayan rivers, the Indus, the Sutlej, the Brahmaputra and the Karnali. The Royal Geographical Society of London and the Survey of India accepted his findings; the SOI has incorporated them in the maps published since 1941. His thrilling book on ‘Exploration in Tibet’ was published by the University of Calcutta in 1950.

Consulta anche: Guida al Kailash Kora di Marco Vasta