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SACRED MOUNTAINS SOURCES
"The Miracles of the Hills and the Humans",Down To Earth,1994
Hills and human beings are equally powerful. Their energies, instead of being set apart, if put together will result in a miracle.

Birdwood G.C.M.,The Art of India, pp. 93-95, Delhi,1997
The book "The Arts of India" is the most authoritative and important reference works on Indian Art. The book contains a wealth of information and is amply illustrated. A glance through the contents pages will show the wide scope of the work and the thoroughness, which went into its preparation. Many of the subjects described were at one time plentiful. As a source of reference it is indispensable and provides in a single volume more information than general works on India. Part I of the book discussed the sacred animals, plants and trees, places, mountains and rivers.

Casselman, L.,"Sacred Mountains – Mountain Meru",http://www.suite101.com/ article.cfm/mythology/74953, September 14,2001
The mystical and mythical Mount Meru was sacred to both the Hindus and Buddhists. They believed that Mount Meru was the axis of the cosmos, supporting all of the realms of existence.

Casselman, L.,"Mount Mandara and the Elixir of Immortality",http://www.suite101.com/ article.cfm/mythology/75996, September 28,2001
Lord Vishnu placed the Mount Mandara on the back of the Kurma, the tortoise and churned the cosmic ocean in order to find out all the lost treasures of the Gods. Once their treasures were found the Gods set the mount Mandara back in its proper place.

Krishnan, K.V.,"Around the Fiery Mountain",The Hindu, August 14,1994
During full moon day of each month many people circumambulate around the high mountain of Tiruvannamalai, which is known as giripradakshina, which is regarded as a selfless tribute to Lord Shiva. It is believed that Lord Shiva once revealed himself as a dazzling column of light assuming the fiery form as Agni, in Tiruvannamalai.

Pentukar, R.,"Sabarimala: A Pilgrimage With A Difference",Swagat, Vol. 20, No. 12, December,1999
Sabarimala is situated 180 kms from Kerala’s capital city, Thiruvananthapuram. Here the temple of Aiyappa is surrounded by densely wooded hills teeming with wildlife. Every year lakhs of devotees wear rosaries, observe vratas and go to Sabarimala to worship Lord Aiyappa. The Sabarimala fever seems to have crossed all boundaries and established itself even in America.

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