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Officials said that the Border Roads Organization (BRO) has started the work of cutting the road from KMVN huts in Pithoragarh’s Nabhidhang to Lipulekh pass on the India-China border.
The road being prepared in Lipulekh in Uttarakhand to go to Mount Kailash, which is considered to be the home of Lord Shiva, will start soon. According to PTI, this route is expected to be opened after September this year.
Officials said that the Border Roads Organization (BRO) has started the work of cutting the road from KMVN huts in Pithoragarh’s Nabhidhang to Lipulekh pass on the India-China border. He says that this work will be completed by September.
A month ago a new view point was found in Uttarakhand. Mount Kailash in Tibet is easily visible from a 2 kilometer high hill just above Nabhidhang in Pithoragarh district.
This is a picture of the way to Kailash Mansarovar. It is located in Tibet occupied by China.
Work of cutting 6.5 km long road started
According to the report, Vimal Goswami, Chief Engineer of BRO’s Hirak project said that we have started the work of cutting about 6.5 km long road from KMVN Huts to Lipulekh Pass in Nabhidhang.
If the weather is right, the work will be completed by September. Along with the road work, ‘Kailash View Point’ will also be ready. The Government of India has given the responsibility of making the Hirak Project a ‘Kailash View Point’.
Local villagers had found a new way
The new darshan point found in Pithoragarh was discovered by the local villagers. On the information of the villagers, the team of officers and experts had also reached there. He did a survey there for road map, arrangements for people to stay, route to reach the point of darshan and other arrangements.
Mount Kailash can be visited by traveling for 4-5 days from this view point. Devotees will have to reach Nabhidhang via Dharchula and Budhi by road. After this, two kilometer climb will have to be covered on foot.
Kailash Mansarovar Yatra takes 2-3 weeks. For this permission has to be taken from China.
One can also see from Limpiyadhura peak
Last month, the local people also claimed that Mount Kailash can be seen from Limpiyadhura peak, 25 km above Jeolingkang in Pithoragarh itself.
Near Limpiyadhura peak are Om Parvat, Adi Kailash and Parvati Sarovar. Seeing Mount Kailash from here will increase the scope of religious tourism in this area.
Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is closed since 2019
The Kailash Mansarovar Yatra was last held in the year 2019. After that, first due to Corona, then due to heavy snowfall, the yatra was stopped.
Now it takes 2 to 3 weeks to travel
Kailash Yatra is done by 3 different highways. First- Lipulekh Pass (Uttarakhand), Second- Nathu Pass (Sikkim) and Third- Kathmandu. These three routes take a minimum of 14 and a maximum of 21 days. In 2019, 31 thousand Indians went on pilgrimage.
Parikrama of Kailash 52 km
The Kailash mountain range extends from Kashmir to Bhutan. This mountain is situated between Lha Chu and Zhong Chu. There are two connected peaks here. Out of this, the northern peak is known as Kailash. The shape of this peak is like a huge Shivling.
Its circumambulation has great importance in Hinduism. The circumambulation is of 52 km. The people of Tibet believe that they should do 3 or 13 parikramas of this mountain. At the same time, many pilgrims of Tibet complete its circumambulation while offering obeisances.
They believe that one parikrama washes away the sins of one birth, while ten parikramas wash away the sins of many incarnations. One who completes 108 circumambulation gets freedom from birth and death.
Part of India, but now occupied by China
When there was a war between India and China in 1962, China captured India’s Kailash and Mansarovar. Now to reach here one has to obtain Chinese tourist visa. Due to this it is not easy to go to Kailash.
Mansarovar is reached after fifty types of checking by ITBP jawans and Chinese soldiers. Kailash Mansarovar Yatra lasts for two to three weeks (depending on where you start the journey.).