Showing posts with label Gaumukh. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Gaumukh. Show all posts

Hinduism - Where Is Gaumukh? What Does Gaumukh Mean?


 ("cow's mouth") is a word that means "mouth of a cow." High in the Himalayas, a sacred location (tirtha).

It is situated on the glacier that is the source of the Bhagirathi River, which is one of the Ganges' tributaries.

Gaumukh is 12 miles upriver from Gangotri, the spot where the Ganges is ritually worshipped as its source.

The Ganges is said to originate from the mouth of a cow in Hindu mythology, thus the name. 


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