Other Holy Sites
Jainist believe Lord Rishabha traveled to Mount Kailash to engage in his spiritual
practices. He is believed to have gained liberation in front of Mount Kailash,
where a rocky mountain is called, Throne of Buddha. In Hindi language, the rocky
mountain is called Atri Pelda. "Atri" means eight and "Pelda"
means sacred land. The rocky mountain has eight levels. The Jainists know Mount
Kailash as Astapada.
Trita Puri is mainly a Buddhist site. It is believed that it is the Palace of
Vajrayogini (Tib. Dorjee Pegmo), and his divine consort of Chakrasamvara (Tib.
Dechog). There is a saying, "without visiting Trita Puri, no merit can
be earned in pilgrimage to Mt Kailash and Manasarovar". This statement
explains how important the sacred land is. Practically all Buddhist pilgrims
visiting Mount Kailash and Manasarovar go to Trita Puri. Today, Trita Puri is
one of a few sacred lands in Tibet. There are a great number of mystical sights
to be viewed and studied about tantric traditions of Buddhism.
Trita Puri is located a days journey south of Mt Kailash and Manasarovar lake.
Where the white and red hot springs are counted as the center of the sacred
land. In the surrounding environment, the east is a tiger, it refers the mountain,
which has yellowish colour with black lines. The west is a turquoise dragon,
which means Sutlej (Tib. Langchen Khabab) the river. The south is a red bird,
it refers to the mountain, which has a sharp beak and is red in colour. The
north is a yellow tortoise , which refers to the yellow mountain.
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