[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Forums Chat Annouce Calender DigiCards Recommend Remote Invites
[an error occurred while processing this directive]

Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh - Index Kasi - Annapurna Mandir
Jalandhar Chunar
Ashapuri Varnasi - Durga
Jhansi - Kali Jhansi - Lakshmi
Gangotri Yamunotri
Matatila Dam Kaddukal
Poornagiri Gharwal - Devi
Tanakpur Ramnagar
Chintapuri Badarinath
Jabalpur Almora
Saktisthalas Kalipeet
Matangasila Raakeswari
Lalita Devi Durga Devi
Koti Maheswari Mahishasur Mardini
Gowri Kasi - Visalakshmi
Kasi - Annapurna Kasi - Durga
Kasi - Mahalakshmi
Major Sections
Temples Of India
Lord Siva To Be Adored The Devalayas Of Karnataka
Palani Dhandhayudhapani The Kovils Of Kerala
The Temples of North-West India Temples For The Triple Sects
Mata Kanakadurga of Vijayawada The Legend Of Mata Kanyaka Parameswari
The Temples Of North-East India Mantralya Mahakshetra
The Aalayas of Andhra Pradesh The Mandirs Of Maharastra
Mighty Atoms For Tiny Tots Lord Siva Of Sri Kalahasthi
Bhagawan Vithoba Of Pandharpur Bizarre Beliefs And Odd Traditions
Asoka Priyadarsin The Mother Of Melmaruvathur And Her Miracles
Vishnu Mayam Jagat Sarvam Sakti Mayam
The Temples Of Tamilnadu Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol I

Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol II

Hullo Tirupathi !
Uthuthshta Govinda Cum Jo Jo Mukunda The Miracles Of Gods For The Debacles Of Humans
[an error occurred while processing this directive]


This is an another Himalayan born river goddess of great antiquity coupled with unique sanctity. Though her story is not so elaborate or fantastic, it is also associated with divinities, and so has celestial flavor. Though she descends to this world at some what higher altitude on the self-same Himalayas she hasn't many hurdles. Nor is she brought down by penance by any king or sage, moreover, she joins Ganga at Prayaga, and with that she vanishes with an abrupt end. In brief, holy is the source, holier the course and the holiest is her abrupt disappearance merging with other holy rivers.

In the legends too, she plays comparatively a minor role. She is the daughter of the Sun-God, born to Sanjana. And born along with Yama, the God of Death, and so was called Yami. They are twins. Later she is called Yamuna. Yamunotri, the birth place of Yamuna stands on the western side of the great peak of Bandarpunch in Gharwal Himalayas. This is slightly higher in altitude of 3322 metres MSL, than Gangotri of 3140 metres MSL. It is snow-bound like the Gangotri, and is separted from it by about 120 km distance off, but both are located amidst highly enchanting snow-capped mountainous region.

Back ] Up ] Next ]

About Yamunotri - Yamunotri Mandir
You are Here! Introduction
The Shrine
Sage Asit's Episode
[an error occurred while processing this directive]
HinduNet Signature Merchandise

[an error occurred while processing this directive]
More Information about HinduNet Inc.
Privacy Statement
The Hindu Universe is a HinduNet Inc., website.
Copyrighted 1994-2003, HinduNet Inc.