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Vulture's Peak & Surrounding Environment/Iti. 1.24

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Vulture's Peak & Surrounding Environment/Iti. 1.24

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Re: Vulture's Peak & Surrounding Environment/Iti. 1.24

Postby drifting cloud » Mon Mar 25, 2013 2:31 am

You could try looking up "Vulture Peak" on Wikipedia:



And then noting that there is also a "Vulture Peak" in the modern state of Bihar, near the city of Rajgir (formerly the capital of Magadha). Punch in the coordinates 25.0019812°N 85.4467034°E from Wiki Atlas to Google Maps and:


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Re: Vulture's Peak & Surrounding Environment/Iti. 1.24

Postby cooran » Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:31 pm

Hello Daniel,

Many of us have had the inestimable good fortune to visit Vulture's Peak during Pilgrimages.

I wouldn't describe the hills as 'mountains' - you walk to the top to get to Vulture's Peak. The Seven Hills are called Vaibhara, Ratna, Saila, Sona, Udaya, Chhatha, and Vipula.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rajgir

Search in Google Images on Vultures Peak and you will get hundreds of images.

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Postby cooran » Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:05 am

Hello Daniel,

Sometimes they are listed as 5 hills - sometimes as 7 hills. The names have changed back and forward over time.

Mentions 7 hills
http://wikitravel.org/en/Rajgir

Mentions 5 hills
http://www.oxfordreference.com/view/10. ... 3120304615

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Postby danieLion » Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:09 am

Fantastic. Thanks agan, Chris. I've got to log off, but I'll look at them later.

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Postby cooran » Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:42 am

Hello Daniel, all,

Very short video (44 seconds) showing Vulture's Peak and (towards the end) the surrounding hills.

Buddhists on Gridhakuta Rajgir's Vulture's Peak
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4wRvwtjErk

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Re: Vulture's Peak & Surrounding Environment/Iti. 1.24

Postby danieLion » Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:34 am

Best view yet. Much obliged, Chris. I counted 6 maybe 7.


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