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Uttarakuru (Skt. Uttarakuru; T. sgra mi snyan སྒྲ་མི་སྙན་; Eng. 'Unpleasant Sound') is one of the four continents. It lies to the North of Mount Meru; it is square and green in color.[1]

"The northern continent is filled with crops that need no cultivation: they yield a hundred flavors and a thousand powers, dispelling all illness, negative forces, hunger, and thirst."[1]

Uttarakuru has two subcontinents on either side;

  • Kurava (T. sgra mi snyan) and
  • Kaurava (T. sgra mi snyan gyi zla)


  1. 1.0 1.1 Dudjom Rinpoche 2011, s.v. Chapter 12.


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