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GANDHAMADANA. [Source: Dowson's Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology] `Intoxicating with fragrance.'
1. A mountain and forest in Ilavrita, the central region of the world, which contains the mountain Meru. The authorities are not agreed as to its relative position with Meru.
2. A general of the monkey allies of Rama. He was killed by Ravana's son Indrajit, but was restored to life by the medicinal herbs brought by Hanuman from Mount Kailasa.

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