Kinner Kailash Trek: A Religious believes
Kinner Kailash has been described as Lord Shiva’s residing place in various Hindu mythological stories. Believers of Lord Shiva consider this place to be most sacred. There are a number of interesting stories related to this place. Kinner Kailash is also known as Vanasur. This is for the reason that there was a ruler in this place with the same name who ruled over Kailash under his dynasty.
According to another interesting description, this place was also known as Indraneel during the time of Mahabharata. It is said that this is the same place where Lord Shiva tested Arjun by calling him for war. When Arjun got to know that it was Lord Shiva who had called him, he decided to worship him and got his blessings in return. It is also believed that the Pandavas spent the last days of their journey on the Kailash Parbat. According to another story, Lord Krishna’s grandson Aniruddha was married to Usha at Kinner Kailash.
The Shivalinga situated in Kinnar is famous for a number of reasons. One such reason is that the Shivalinga changes its color a number of times every day. Prior to sunrise, the Shivalinga can be seen white in color. It then changes its color to yellow as the sun rises and to red in the afternoon. As the sun starts to go west, the Shivalinga again turns yellow, then white and finally black in the evening.
The devotees witnessing this event are often spellbound. This is the reason why the Shivalinga is considered to be miraculous. According to scientists, the Shivalinga changes colors due to sun rays falling on the rock at different angles. According to them, the Shivalinga won’t change color if the skies are covered with clouds.
About the trekking:-
Medium gradients. Steep incline trek going through rocky moraine paths. People with no or less high altitude trekking experience should not attempt Kinner Kailash trek.
Buses are available from Shimla ISBT. Take a cab/ local bus from Shimla to Powari.(11 Kms before Recong Peo)
Late May till October (Except Monsoon season)We would not suggest any tourist visit this place solo, it fine when the solo tourist is an experienced hiker.