A mountain in Northern India primarily associated with Saivite religious customs. Siva is said to dwell here in yogic trance states.

Due to the confluence of Tantric influences in both Hinduism and Indian Buddhism before its extinction during the Muslim invasions of India, there is some occurence of Mount Kailas (the "s" is aspirated and so is sometimes shown as "sh" in non-diacritical transliteration) in a few traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.

However, in this case, Siva is considered to be Rudra, the representation of self which is slain by Cakrasamvara.