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The Temples Of North-East India
The Temples of North-East India - Index Invocation
The Author Introduction
Kedarnath Badrinath
Bhagawan Pasupathinath Of Nepal Gangotri & Yamunotri
Rishikesh Haridwar
Prayag Gaya
Kasi Ayodhya
Kali Ma Of Calcutta Bhuvaneswar
Konark Puri
Some Shrines Superb
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
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GANGOTRI & YAMUNOTRI 
 
The Himalayan - born River Goddesses  

ORIGIN OF YAMUNOTRI

Now remains Yamunotri. Though her story is not so elaborate or fantastic, it is also associated with divinities, and so has celestial flavour. 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. She is born along with Yama, the God of Death, and 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 Himalayas. This is slightly higher in altitude - 3322 meters MSL, than Gangotri-3140 metres MSL. It is snow-bound like the Gangotri, and is separated by about 120 Km distance but both are located amidst highly enchanting snowcapped mountainous region.

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