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CC Madhya 3.36

Text

gaṅgāya yamunā vahe hañā eka-dhāra
paścime yamunā vahe, pūrve gaṅgā-dhāra

Synonyms

gaṅgāya — with the river Ganges; yamunā — the river Yamunā; vahe — flows; hañā — becoming; eka-dhāra — one stream; paścime — on the western side; yamunā — the river Yamunā; vahe — flows; pūrve — on the eastern side; gaṅgā-dhāra — the flow of the Ganges.

Translation

Advaita Ācārya then explained that at that spot the Ganges and Yamunā flow together. On the western side was the Yamunā, and on the eastern side was the Ganges.

Purport

The Ganges and Yamunā mix at the confluence at Allahabad (Prayāga). The Yamunā flows from the western side and the Ganges from the eastern, and they merge. Since Caitanya Mahāprabhu bathed on the western side, He actually took His bath in the river Yamunā.