Kashmir, Tamilnadu, Panini, Abhinavagupta, etc.

Narayan S. Raja raja at IFA.HAWAII.EDU
Mon Feb 22 22:00:20 UTC 1999

On Mon, 22 Feb 1999, Chandrasekaran, Periannan wrote:

> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Narayan S. Raja [mailto:raja at IFA.HAWAII.EDU]
> > A site that Buddhists
> > believed to be Potalaka
> > (comparable in importance
> > for Buddhists, to Kailasam or
> > Vaikuntam for Hindus) is likely
> > to have abundant archaeological/
> > literary/historical evidence
> > that it was an important
> > Buddhist site.
> >
> By the same token,
> I suppose one would expect Mount Kailash to be
> abundant with arcaheological evidence of
> Saivaite activity...?

Unlikely on the mountain itself
(it is over 20,000 feet high).
But all around it, certainly.
For a description, take a look
at: "Kailash Journal : Pilgrimage
into the Himalayas" by Swami. Satchidananda.

Also, remember, I din't say
it had be be only archaeological
evidence.  It can be some combo of

There is abundant archaeological/literary/historical
evidence that Saivites consider
Mt. Kailas to be a holy mountain.
And even to this day, Hindus
from India go on pilgrimage in Tibet
to Mt. Kailas and Lake Manasarovar.



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