The Etymology of “Himalaya”, Illegal Hunting for Animal Musk Scents, the Village of Yamunotri, India, the Creation of the Himalaya Mountain Region, the Mythology of the Source of the River Ganges

The largest carp fish in the world live within the River Ganges in India. These carp spend their time straddled between living in the river itself and traveling against it to spawn annually. The term “Himalayas” (pronounced “hee-mah-leeazz” with emphasis upon “mah”) is from the Nepalese term “Himalaya” which is derived from the Sanskrit terms “hima” which means “snow” and “ālaya” which means “abode”. In Buddhist texts, the Himalayan region is referred to using various titles including “Himavā” a...

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