Why Tibetan Horse Year is important to pilgrims? According to a legend, Sakyamuni, the founder of Buddhism, was born in the Year of the Horse. In each Year of the Horse, gods gather around the sacred mountain and lake. It is said that Cora walk of Mt Kailash in the Year of the Horse can increase accumulated merits by 12 fold. So, in the Year of the Horse, more Tibetans worship sacred Kailash mountain; In addition to the holy trek of kasilash, it is also said that if one goes to the sacred mountain, one must go to the sacred lake”, has become of folk custom. All pilgrims wash their bodies, heads, faces and eyes using the lake Mnarsaovar’s water to remove disaster and diseases. Some even carry jars to bring water back as gifts to their relatives and friends.