Agasthyakoodam as a mountain Potalaka is associated with Agastya the sage who is said to have introduced Ayurveda Medicine c. 5000 years ago. This mountain is also thought ot be the birthplace of the boddhissatva of Compassion, Avalokitshvara (Chenrezi in Chinese), who is daid to have been re-incarnated in Tibet, which is one explanation why this Potala and the Potala Palace in Lhasa have the same name. Agasthyakoodam is the second highest peak in Kerala, at a height of 1890mts above sea level and is a part of the Sahyadri range of mountains http://www.trivandrumonline.com/travelinformation/agasthyakoodam.htm

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