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Gridhrakūta

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Gridhrakūta 耆闍崛山 霊鷲山 (; Pali Gijjhakūta;  Gishakussen or Ryōju-sen): The Sanskrit name for Eagle Peak near Rājagriha, the capital of Magadha in ancient India.

Gridhra means vulture, and kūta means summit or peak. Accordingly, Gridhrakūta means Vulture Peak.

In the Chinese translations of Buddhist scriptures, Gridhrakūta is rendered as Ling-chiu-shan, Sacred Eagle Peak, or Holy Eagle Peak.

See also; Eagle Peak.

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