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Hinduism - What Is Mount Meru In Hindu Mythology?

 

Mount Meru is the center of the entire world, the pivot of the entire created order, and is located in the center of the continent of Jambudvipa, the innermost of the concentric landmasses that make up the visible world in traditional Hindu cosmology.

It is said to reach far into the heavens and have deep roots beneath the earth, with a divine city on its crest that is the home of the gods.

The Himalayan mountain Kailas is frequently associated with the mythical Meru.

As a result, despite its remote location, Kailas has long been an important pilgrimage site (tirtha).


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Hinduism - What Is Jambudvipa In Hindu Cosmology?


 (“rose-apple”) The first and innermost of the seven concentric landmasses (dvipas) that make up the visible earth, according to legendary geography.

Mount Meru, the center of the cosmos, is located in the heart of Jambudvipa.

Mount Meru is surrounded by mountain ranges, and the territory known as Bharata, the old name for the Indian subcontinent, is located south of Mount Meru in Jambudvipa.

Also see Hindu Cosmology.

 


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