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Amazing Facts of Himalayan Ranges
Amazing Facts of Himalayan Ranges

Abhinav Dey
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Most people are aware of the fact that the snow-clad Himalayas is one of the highest mountain chains, but you will be surprised to know that this peak grows approximately 20mm every year. It is not the only interesting fact about the Himalayas there are plenty more. Can anybody mention some of them?

Posted On : 3/11/2016 4:47:47 AM

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Abhinav Dey
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In Hindu religion the Himalaya is known as the `Giri-Raj` which means the `King of the Mountains`. The Hindu people consider the Himalayas as a sacrosanct place and believe it to be the dwelling place of Gods. It has got mention in the epic Ramayana, Mahabharat, Rig Veda, Skanda Purana and many other Puranas. Many saints regard the Himalayas as the land of holy practices where perform the penance and worship the Lord. In Nepal people called the Himalayas by the name `Sagarmatha` that means the Goddess of the Universe. The Tibetans call it `Chomolungma`. However the Mount Everest was named by Sir Andrew Waugh a British Army Officer to give respect to his predecessor, Colonel Sir George Everest Surveyor General of India from 1830 to 1843.

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Monish Mishra
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The literal translation of Himalayas is `Abode of Snow` which was coined by joining two Sanskrit words: `hima` meaning snow and `alaya` meaning abode.

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Rasika Chopra
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I want to know about the high altitude animals living in the Himalayas. Can anybody please help?

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Stuti Jain
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The Himalayan Tahr, Morkhor and Chamois are some of the animals living in the Himalayas. They are ecologically versatile and tolerant.

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Rasika Chopra
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How many zoos are there in the Himalayas?

Posted On : 10/6/2016 4:37:00 AM

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Monish Mishra
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Himalayas are one of the youngest mountain ranges in the world.

Posted On : 10/19/2016 4:51:59 AM

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Stuti Jain
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there is a Himalayan Zoological Park located in Gangtok.

Posted On : 10/24/2016 5:12:16 AM

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Stuti Jain
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The Himalayan Ranges served as a natural barrier for thousands of years preventing early interactions between the nationals of India, China and Mongolia.

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