The Kinnaur Kailash is also locally known as Kinner Kailash. This is a mountain located in the Kinnaur district of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The Kinnaur Kailash is located at an altitude of 6500 meters and is believed to be a very sacred mountain both by the Hindus as well as by the Buddhist Kinnauris. People also sometime confuse this with the Mount Kailash, located in the Tibet region.
As per a legend the shrine of Kinnaur Kailash has been known to be present since the time of the deadly demon, Bhasmasur. Bhasmasur had got a blessing from Lord Shiva that anyone who touches the head of the demon will be turned to ashes. Bhasmasur upon seeing the powerful effects of this boon tried to bhasma Lord Shiva himself. It is this place where Lord Shiva hid himself in order to save himself. Lord Vishnu helped Lord Shiva by killing the demon.