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Mount Kailash Lingam

To the Hindus, the Himalayas are central to their cosmology. The peaks are the petals of the Golden Lotus which lord Vishnu created as a first step in the formation of the universe. On one of these peaks – Mount Kailash, sits Shiva in a state of perpetual meditation, generating the spiritual force that sustains the cosmos. Of the three worlds–patala (netherworld), prithvi (earth) and swargalok (heaven)–only Shiva lives on this planet and Mount Kailash is his abode.

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The recent turbulence in Tibet is turning to be a trouble for India. Though no Indian life or interest is under any threat, India is finding it difficult to respond. It is the Indian response, or lack there of, that is the most troubling. If it was an isolated case of confusion for India, it is no big deal. But this is deliberate and exposes a fundamental characteristic of Indian psyche.

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