Friday, April 23, 2010

Photograph and drawing of Nanga Parbat

Guest-post by Man Mohan Munshi Ji.
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A view of the worlds 14 the highest peak known at present as Nanga Parbat (Naked
  Mountain). It is also called by the natives as Dyamur (Moor's head).
 View of Nanga Parbat drawn by Alexander Cunningham published in his book Ladakh published in 1854

During the Purana times it was known as Dumra Lohita (The king of mountains ) which can be visualized by the fact that submit of Nanga Parbat 26,660 ft above the msl with its base at the side by the side of Sindu (Indus) at about 3,500 ft. exposes a fall of about 23,160 at the Astor valley or one of the passes connecting Kishenganga valley with that of Indus valley. The unparalleled view is more impressive than that of Grand Canyon of Colorodo USA and Namchebarwa Peak and Bed of river Tsangpo(Brahmaputra). The fall of more than 23,000 ft exposed to the gaze of observers during the purana times led to the belief that Dumraluhita (Nanga Parbat ) is the highest mountain in the world.

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