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Kailāsa


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1 A 22 000 ft mountain peak in the Himālayas, situated in Tibet, close to the sacred lake Manāsa. (Ancient Indian cosmology places it south of Mount Meru). It has a long history as a pilgrimage site, although it is now only intermittently open to Indian pilgrims. Its attraction derives from its identification as where Śiva meditates in the mountains, his dwelling place and paradise. Kubera is also supposed to reside there.

2 See Ellorā.

Subjects: Hinduism.


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