The Awesome Himalayas!

In the North is the king of mountains, called the Himalaya, which is the abode of the gods. Spanning the seas on the east and the west it seems like a measuring rod for the earth itself.

(Transliteration: asthyuththarasyAm dhishi dhEvathAthmA himAlayO nAma nagADHirAjaha / pUrvAparau thOyaniDHI vagAhya sTHithaha prTHivyA iva mAnadhaNdaha)

From Kalidasa’s poem, Kumarasambhava

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