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Kailas Manasarovar

Swami Pranavananda

Editeur - Casa editrice

S.P. League, Ltd., Calcutta.


Città - Town - Ville


Anno - Date de Parution


Titolo originale

Kailas Manasarovar

Lingua originale

Lingua - language - langue


Ristampa - Réédition - Reprint

Anastatica 1983


Foreword by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru

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.

Swami Pranavananda
• Born in 1896 same year as Swamiji was born.
• Original Name: Kanakadandi Venkata Somayajulu.
• Became Disciple in 1926 and Swami initiated him to become a Sanyasi in Rishikesa Sivananda Asram.
• He took the name Pranavananda and became a legendary Yogi with mastery on the Kailas Mansarovar Himalayan terrain.
• His book Kailas Manasarovar was recognized by the Royal Geographical Society and he was made a Fellow.
• He established his Ashram in Pithoragarh, UP in the foot hills of Himalayas and lived until 1989.


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.


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