fascinating names Gangotri and Yamunotri sound like twins, and feast the ears
with their resonant cadences, aren't they? Their fantastic rhythmic combination
tempts one to repeat it again and again to enjoy its melody. Their origin too
has a characteristic divine aroma, very much to delight, elevate, and finally
emancipate those who chant them, or enjoy its fruits. They are the heaven -
dwelt, Himalayan-born daughters with quaint stories of their own, and a glorious
past of character enviable. They are river Goddesses venerated from time
immemorial, and much of India's cultural wealth owes its proud past to these
adorable river sisters.
two sonorous words are but the names of the mystic sources of two sacred rivers
- Ganga and Yamuna nestled high up in the lofty snowcapped peaks, rising in splendor
to glorifying the world famous Himalayas, piercing, as it were, into high heaven
to display its snow white beauty and melodious flow of its crystal clear rivers.
since the blossoming of intellect, highly evolved souls, swept off by their
inexplicable tranquility have sanctified these places by their habitation and