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MAINAKA. [Source: Dowson's Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology] A mountain stated in the Mahabharata to be north of Kailasa; so called as being the son the Himavat and Menaka.

When, as the poets sing, Indra clipped the wings of the mountains, this is said to have been the only one which escaped.

This mountain, according to some, stands in Central India, and, according to others, near the extremity of the Peninsula.

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