Location at a height of 17000ft, asthapad is the bottom of mt. kailash and one of the main holy places for the hindus and buddhists . It is also considered a major jain tirths as the first of the 24 jain tirthankara "shri adinath bhagwan" had attained salvation (nirvana) at this place. The literal meaning of siwasthal asthapad is "eight steps" as astha means eight and pad means steps in sanskrit and that"s how the place derived its name.