Kailash

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Borrowed from Sanskrit कैलास (kailāsa).

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Kailash

  1. A mountain of the Transhimalaya in the Tibet Autonomous Region, China, considered to be sacred in Hinduism and Buddhism.
    • 1999, Harish Kapadia, “Ascents in the Panch Chuli Group”, in Across Peaks & Passes in Kumaun Himalaya, New Delhi: Indus Publishing Company, →ISBN, page 136:
      We had our reward for our high camp and early start, for the sky was still clear, the view magnificent, with fresh vistas to the north of mountains in Tibet, of Gurla Mandhata, massive, majestic to the northeast, and further to the north, a distant pyramid, Kailash, most holy of all mountains in both Hindu and Buddhist mythology.

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