“Compilation of Traditional and New Aspects of
Mt. Kailash and Surrounding Pilgrimage Sites”
Old knowledge and modern exploration of the phenomenon of the holy Mt. Kailash
Mt. Kailash in the far west of Tibet is one of the holiest mountains in the world, revered by Hindus,
Buddhists, Jains and Bönpo. During the last two decades, also Westerners set out for this remote region.
Improved infrastructure and more liberal issuing of permits let their number and very much that of Indian
pilgrims increase on a large scale. In addition to traditional rules for Tibetan and Indian pilgrims, new
regulations to preserve the landscape of Mt. Kailash and neighbouring pilgrimage sites were put into
force. New observations and explorations in the region of Mt. Kailash and surrounding pilgrimage sites
were reported in recent publications and since 2014 discussed in international conferences on the
phenomenon of the hoy Mt. Kailash.
Another international Kailash-conference, the 5th International Conference on the Phenomenon of the
Holy Mt. Kailash with the subtitle “Compilation of Traditional and New Aspects of Mt. Kailash and
Surrounding Pilgrimage Sites”, will take place at the University of Hamburg, Germany, March 21-22, 2020.
The aim of this conference is to compile both traditional and new aspects in the knowledge of the holy
Mt. Kailash and surrounding pilgrimage sites, their interpretation and comparison with old scriptures and
tantric vision. Data on Mt. Kailash and the holy lakes will be introduced and systemized. The knowledge
of this sacred region in Tibet will be shared, the cooperation in further scientific investigation discussed.
Detailed information about the conference are provided on the conference-website
which can also be accessed via the short link uhh.de/aai-kailash
or the following QR-code.
All particulars for those interested to take part in this conference are also provided. The conference language is English.
The experts’ speeches are presented on this conference in the following sessions:
1: History and Geography of the Mt. Kailash Region 2: Mt. Kailash in Scriptures and Legends
3: The Parikrama (tib. Kora) of Mt. Kailash 4: The Stations of the Barkor
5: Energetic Considerations 6: Inner Kora Paths
7: Tantric Aspects of Mt. Kailash 8: Questions and Round Table