Mount Meru is said to be located at the centre of the earth in Jambu dweepa, one of the continents on earth in Hindu mythology. Legends say that Mount Meru and the wind god Vayu were good friends. However, the sageNarad approached Vayu and incited him to humble the mountain. Vayu blew with full force for one full year, but Meru did not submit. However, after a year Meru took respite for some time. Taking advantage of this opportunity, Vayu increased its force. Thus apex of the mountain was broken and it fell into the sea and created the modern day island country of Sri Lanka.
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