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Vulture Peak from above

Gṛdhrakūṭaparvata (P. Gijjhakūṭapabbata; T. bya rgod phung po'i ri; C. Lingjiushan 靈鷲山), aka Vulture Peak, is a mountain peak outside of Rājagṛha where the Buddha is said to have delivered many teachings.[1] Many sutras from the early Buddhist period (the nikayas and the agamas) were delivered there,[2] as well as important Mahayana sutras, such as the Lotus Sutra and the prajnaparamita sutras.[2]

It is so named either because it is shaped like a vultures beak or a group of vultures, or because vultures nested there.[2]


  1. Internet-icon.svg བྱ་རྒོད་ཕུང་པོའི་རི་, Christian-Steinert Dictionary
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Buswell & Lopez 2014, s.v. Gṛdhrakūṭaparvata.


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