Hindus believe that Mt. Kailash is the abode of Lord Shiva. According to Hindu legend, immortal and supreme Hindu God Shiva lives on the top of Kailash Parbat. The Jain called the mountain Astapada and believes it to be the place where Risabha Dev, the first of the twenty-four Tirthankar attained the liberation.
While the Buddha is believed to have magically visited Kailash in the 5th century BC. The religion of Buddhism only entered Tibet via Nepal and India, in the 7th century AD.
The word Mansarovar is derived from the Sanskrit word 'Manas' which means mind and legend has it that Lord Brahma created this lake from his mind. Parashuram's -
ashram too is said to be situated on a hill on the banks of the Mansarovar. In the pariphery of this sacred mountain, is the lake of mansarovar. Lake mansarovar, at 14,950 feet is also said to be one of the highest fresh water lakes in the world. Kailash mansarovar is a place for divine ablution. A dip in this lake is bound to purify you fully form the sins of many births. Rakshas Taal the twin lake along with Mansarovar is where Bhasmasur burnt himself.