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Himalayas

Sagarmāthā

The highest mountain in the world was named after British surveyor Colonel Sir George Everest. The Nepalese call the mountain “Sagarmāthā” which means “Goddess of the Universe.” 1)

Major rivers' source

The Indus, the Yangtze and the Ganga-Brahmaputra have their source in the Himalayas. They create major river systems on the Asian continent. 2)

King of All Mountains

“Giriraj Himavat,” the father of Ganga and Parvati, is the personification of the Himalayas. In Hinduism, they are personified as the King of All Mountains. 3)

himalayas.txt · Last modified: 2021/09/07 13:34 by rapidplatypus