Kanchenjunga (English) [ IPA: ˌkəntʃənˈdʒəŋgə ASM: কাঞ্চনজংগা]
Contributed by: Prasanta Borah (প্ৰশান্ত বৰা) on 2008-02-26
1. Place(Proper Noun-Neuter) It is the third highest mountain in the world with an altitude of 8,586 metres (28,169 feet). Kangchenjunga is the highest mountain in India (though K2 is regarded as the highest mountain in India). Kangchenjunga translated means "The Five Treasures of Snows", as it contains five peaks, four of them over 8,450 metres. The treasures represent the five repositories of god, which are gold, silver, gems, grain, and holy books. Until 1852, Kangchenjunga was assumed to be the highest mountain in the world, but calculations made by the British Great Trigonometric Survey in 1849 came to the conclusion that Mount Everest was the highest and Kangchenjunga the third-highest.Kangchenjunga was first climbed on May 25, 1955 by Joe Brown and George Band of a British expedition. The five peaks of Kangchenjunga are as follows: Name of peak Height (m) Height (ft) Kangchenjunga Main 8,586 28,169 Kangchenjunga West (Yalung Kang) 8,505 27,904 Kangchenjunga Central (Middle) 8,482 27,828 Kangchenjunga South8,494 27,867 Kangbachen 7,903 25,925 হিমালয় পৰ্বতৰ এটা ওখ শৃংগ, বিশ্বৰ তৃতীয় ওখ শৃংগ ।