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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A peak, 6,718.2 m (22,027 ft) high, in the Himalaya Mountains of southwest China. It is the highest elevation of the Kailas Range and according to Hindu legend was the dwelling place of the god Shiva.

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  • ~ Jayasree of Experiments in Kailas Kitchen; inspired by Sindhi Rasoi

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • The Indus rises from a holy peak called Kailas, a symmetrical mountain of quartz and ice in the high plateau of western Tibet.

    Richard Bangs: The Pakistan Osama bin Laden Never Knew

  • "Only when we fail to repay at the end of six years will IDFC get a minority stake in the company," said Vikram Kailas, Caparo's chief financial officer.

    Caparo Energy India Gets Mezzanine Funding

  • The fundraising will help the wind-power company finance projects with a combined capacity of around 700 MW without any equity dilution, said Ravi Kailas, the company's chief executive.

    Caparo Energy India Gets Mezzanine Funding

  • Funding for the remaining capacity will be explored either in the fourth quarter of the this year or the first quarter of next calendar year, Vikram Kailas said.

    Caparo Energy India Gets Mezzanine Funding

  • The Tibet Autonomous Region, as this part of China is known, is called the "roof of the world" for good reason -- it is ringed by the Himalayan, Kunlun and Kailas mountain ranges.

    Travel

  • With the huge Kailas range as a background, this great rendezvous of Central Asian traffic has a great fascination, even though moral shadows of the darkest kind abound.

    Among the Tibetans

  • The situation of Leh is a grand one, the great Kailas range, with its glaciers and snowfields, rising just behind it to the north, its passes alone reaching an altitude of nearly 18,000 feet; while to the south, across a gravelly descent and the Indus Valley, rise great red ranges dominated by snow-peaks exceeding 21,000 feet in altitude.

    Among the Tibetans

  • August 14, 1944 our ground crew got another plane in conjunction with Jaw-Ja-Boy, and with it we got another airplane mechanic, his name being Sgt. John J. Kailas.

    THE DIARY OF Master Sergeant Ernest H. Barber

  • With this incursion of Hindu peoples come also the Hindu gods and tenets; and Mahadeo, the "great god," whose home had been the Kailas of the Himalayas, now finds himself domesticated in the mountains of Central India.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 17, No. 098, February, 1876

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