Holy Mt. Kailash and Mansarovar Lake consider as one of the most sacred pilgrimage destination for both Buddhist and Hindu religious people. A giant figured holy mountain drawn many devotees to pay their religious attain to Lord Shiva, since then this divine site was visited by many saints, sages and devotees time to time. According to legend from holy scripts of Hindu religion, once upon time immortal Shiva lived at Kailash and had spent time for practicing yogic austerities to make joyous love with his divine consort with Parbati. Hindu religious people believe that to make the arduous pilgrimage to holy Kailash darshan (divine glimpse) of Shiva's abode is to attain release from the clutches of ignorance and delusion to get Moksha (nirvana) in their life.
Buddhism entered Tibet in around 7th century and time to time tried to establish it by many religious Gurus only after it became well established by Guru Padmasambhava successfully. Then after many Buddhist religious devotees started to visit Mt. Kailash and were confronted with the equally arduous task of circumambulating the sacred peak. The holy circuit to Mt. Kailash is known as a Kora, or Parikrama which normally it takes three days. Buddhist and Hindu devotees make this round clockwise and the Bon Po religious people believed to make it anti-clockwise way. However some religious groups still believe that holy Mt. Kailash and Mansarovar Lake was magically visited by Lord Buddha in the 5th century BC. And in this modern day still Buddhist and Hindu devotees believe to get chance to visit this sacred site once in lifetime.
Geologically it is considered that Himalayans are evolved 70-65 million years ago in the world and Mt. Kailash was formed around 50 million years ago and in the bottom of it formed beautiful glacier lakes- Mansarovar and other after melting huge mass of snow.
The word 'manas' means mind or consciousness; the name Mansaravar means Lake of Consciousness and Enlightenment. (It also signifies the spirit of Brahma). The circumference of Mansarovar is 88-km, its depth is 90m and total area is 320-sq-kms. It looks unbelievably fascinating on moonlit nights. The circumference of Rakshas Tal, also known as "Ravan Kund", is 122-km and 6-km long natural channel "Gangachhu" - connects Manas with Rakshas Tal. The devotees take part for holy dip to avoid their sins in this sacred lake and considered as purified life and be enlightened some day.