Himavanta

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Thai lacquerwork painting of the Nariphon tree at Phra Pathom Chedi

The Himmavanta (Thai: หิมพานต์; RTGS: Himmaphan) is a legendary forest which surrounds the base of Mount Meru in Hindu mythology. It is said to be the home of an assortment of mythical creatures, such as the naga, the kinnara and the garuda.

The mythical Nariphon tree of Buddhist mythology, often mentioned in Thai folklore, is said to grow there.

List of animals of Himavanta[edit]

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