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Yamunotri – The source of the river Yamuna in the Indian Himalayas.

Yamunotri – The source of the river Yamuna in the Indian Himalayas.

Yamunotri is the source of the holy river Yamuna and the seat of the Goddess of the same name. The temple at the top of a valley in the Garhwal Region of Uttarakhand is dedicated to Yamuna Devi and is one of four main pilgrimage sites in the Indian Himalayas known as the Chota Char Dham. It is commonly known as the beginning of the river Yamuna but below the actual glacial source. The source is a frozen lake (Champasar Glacier) located on the Kalind Mountain about one Kilometer above the temple. The holy rivers of India have always been held in high regard as the sources of life and always have a personality or Deity attributed to them. In the Vedic conception of this world there is personality behind every living thing. It is a very natural way to see the world.

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