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City of Kalapa

Kalapa, according to Buddhist legend, is the capital city of the Kingdom of Shambhala, where the Kulika King is said to reign on a lion throne. It is said to be an exceedingly beautiful city, with a sandalwood pleasure grove containing a huge three-dimensional Kalachakra mandala made by King Suchandra.

Kalapa Court, the palace of the king, stands on a platform of pearl in the centre. The building is nine stories high. The roof and floor of the king’s chamber consist of crystal plants that radiate heat for warmth. The city is shaped like a square, and surrounded by walls made of ruby. There are four gates for entry made of precious stones. There are 31 pavilions each of which is surrounded by gardens and streams.[1]

There are two half-moon shaped lakes on two sides of Kalapa.[2]


  1. ^ The Kalapa Court of Shambhala(2016) Douglas J. Penick, cited from available at http://levekunst.com/the-kalapa-court-of-shambhala/
  2. ^ Lepage Victoria(1996) Shambhala: The fascinating Truth Behind the Myth of Shangri-la.Theosophical Publishing House: Illinois.pp 30

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