The ‘‘Abode of Jewels,’’ the name given to one of the capitals
of the peris of Persian romance. The peris were beings of an angelic
or pleasant disposition who were believed to inhabit the
earth, along with the divs or evil-doers, before the creation of
man. After this event, they became inhabitants of the aerial regions
and had three capitals Shad-u-kam (Pleasure and Desire),
Gauher-abad, and Amber-abad (City of Ambergris).