Dowson's Classical Dictionary
of Hindu Mythology] A fabulous
mountain in the navel or centre of the earth, on which is situated Swarga,
the heaven of Indra, containing the cities of the gods and the habitations
of celestial spirits. The Olympus of the Hindus. Regarded as a terrestrial
object, it would seem to be some mountain north of the Himalayas. It
is also Sumeru, Hemadri, 'golden mountain;' Ratnasanu, 'jewel peak;'
mountain;' and Amaradri and Devaparvata, 'mountain of the gods.'
Languages MLLL-4993. Indian Epics. Laura Gibbs, Ph.D.
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