The Majestic Ama Dablam In The Himalayas, At Nepal Pictured On A Vinyl Fridge Magnet
The name Ama Dablam comes from the appearance of this Himalayan Mountain. Sherpa women traditionally wear a pendant containing pictures of the gods. It is thought that the mountain's hanging glacier resembles this pendant and that its long ridges look like the arms of a mother; hence Ama Dablam "Mother's necklace". The 6,856 metre main peak of the mountain is a formidable challenge for climbers; its steep faces lead to it sometimes being referred to as the "Matterhorn of the Himalayas." What is not in question is the splendour of Ama Dablam as captured on this attractive vinyl fridge magnet from the catalogues of World Wide Gifts.
The History Of Nepal
According to later writings the earliest settlers in the Nepal area were the Gopala, Mahispala and the Kirata although no archaeological findings have ever been made from these times. Clans and groups had begun to be formed by 500 BCE and it was from one of the groups that Siddharta Gautama emerged, a prince who would later take a more enlightened path leading to him being given the title Buddha. The area has remained a place of Royal ascent, and in the 18th century King Prithvi Narayan Shah began a quest to turn the area into what has become the Nepal of the present day. The quest was not an easy one and Nepal's history has been littered with foreign incursions, battles, royal in-fighting, and political wrangling. What has remained throughout is the natural beauty of the area as depicted by the photograph of Ama Dablam on our vinyl fridge magnet.