Stations of Ganges River in astrogeography

Stations of Ganges River in astrogeography. Astrology, Sacred Sites, Travelling and Nature:  on the astrogeography of River Ganges the largest and holiest river in India

Ram Jhula – Bridge in Rishikesh. The 220 m long famous pilgrimage bridge leads from the last degree of Aquarius the sign of self finding, liberation and leaving the past behind on the west bank right into the first degree of  Pisces the sign of the spiritual plane on the east bank. Valid for field level 3.   photo: Ajay Tallam, ccbysa2.0

The river Ganges is the central source of life for Northern India. The two sources of the Ganges are named Alaknanda and Bagirathi.

The sources of Ganges River

Field Level 2 should be used to calculate the spring of a larger river

I want to propose that the larger radius/field constellation 2 which decribes the glacier and larger area where the source of a river comes from should be used to astrogeographically define and judge the rivers origin. The reasons are obvious:  glacier mouths are moving and spring areas of larger rivers often have a number of springs so that field levels 3 and 4 are too small and could only be used to define the astrogeographical position of one single small spring at a time.

Alaknanda spring located in Leo with Capricorn referring to Vishnu

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Vishnu

The source area of Alaknanda (altitude: 3880 m) the 2nd spring of the Ganges river is located in the combination of highly energetic, magnetic, royal fire sign Leo the sign of the Sun and therore an indicator for the Sun god (Surya) and the god of light (Vishnu). The second coordinate falls in solid, conservative, traditionalistic earth sign Capricorn the sign of rocks and mountains, government institutions and indicator for white colour. This constellation is valid for morphogenetic radius/field level 2 and describes the larger area (city) where the Aleknanda springs originate.

Baghirati spring is located in Cancer with Scorpio referring to Shiva

In legends the river Gange sis said to flow down from the pile of hair on top of Shiva`s head or else from the chakra on top of his head .

Shiva breaking up Ganga’s arrogant descent from heaven using his hair. Parvati, Nandi and Bhagiratha watchin

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Ganges at Gaumukh. The Gaumukh area is located in Cancer with Scorpio for field level 3.   photo: Pranab basak, ccbysa4.0

The site of the traditional pilgrimage to the Ganges source is made to the place where the Bagirathi River comes out from the Gangotri Glacier at Gaumukh at 4360 m altitude. The area including the peaks of Mount Shivaling (6543 m) and Mount Bhagirathi I and II (6512 m) is located in the constellation of the two water signs Cancer and Scorpio.  In mythology the name of the river goddess of the Ganges river is called Ganga although in the shivaite version the river Ganges is said to come flowing down from Shiva`s head and hair. The combination of Scorpio with Cancer seems to represent the archetypal astrogeographical combination of signs for the male and female aspects of Shiva and in many ways also for Indian culture and tradition. 

Not only is the Gaumukh source of River Ganges and the confluence of the two headstreams of Ganges at Devprayag  located in the combination of Cancer with Scorpio but also the holiest city Varanasi (7°Scorpio & 21°Cancer for field level 1). In Varanasi there is a belief that the source of river Ganges is directly related to Varanasi through a spiritual nadi (river like connection). Other hints at the importance of the combination of Cancer with Scorpio in Indian culture can be taken from the statistical frequencey of the Shakti peetha Shrines and Jyotirlingas and even of the Indian parliament the Lok Sabha building in the two signs. 

Sansad Bhavan the Lok Sabha National Parliament building in Delhi is located in the combination of the two water signs Cancer and Scorpio. The round shape seems to resemble the 64 Yogini temple at Morena.  ph: Bill Strong , ccbysa2.0

The spring of Yamuna River is located in Leo with Gemini

Yamuna River above Yamunotri appr. 2 km south of the Yamuna spring located in Leo with Gemini for fiedld level 2. photo: Atarax42 license: GNU/FDL
Yamuna River above Yamunotri appr. 2.5 km south of the Yamuna spring located in Leo with Gemini for field level 2.    photo: Atarax42  license: GNU/FDL

For comparison: The spring of Yamuna River the second most important river in Northern India is located appr. 2.5 km above the famous Yamunotri temple in the constellation of fire sign Leo (relating to Vishnu) with air sign Gemini (relating to Ganesha, Hanuman). The polarity between the rivers Ganges and Yamuna is mythologically defined through the polarity of Shiva (Ganges) as the god of darkness with Vishnu (Yamuna) as the god of light. But as can be seen from the astrogeographic positions the reality is substantially by far more complex than the simplified polarities that divide the world into black and white: Ganges alone is fomed by two headstreams which combine the 2 basic archetypal principles in one river through their confluence at Devprayag, so that both aspects the Sun (Leo) and the Moon (Cancer) are included in Ganges River itself.

The confluence of the two headstreams of Ganges River

Devprayag – the confluence of Alekhnanda (right) and Baghiratti (left) rivers is located in the constellation of the Baghirati spring which combines the two main aspects of Shiva: Cancer and Scorpio  ph: Vvnataraj, ccbysa3.0

The constellation of Cancer the sign of springs with Scorpio the sign of chemical reactions,  alchemy and transformation and the most important major indicator for confluences of rivers or rivers with sea-water is also present at Devprayag the place of the confluence (Sangam) of the two rivers Alaknanda and Bhagirathi which form the Ganges about 200 km from their sources. This constellation is valid for radius/field level 3 which describes how the site is embedded in the surrounding area. The resonance of the continuity of the astrogerographical coordinates of Baghirathi river at the devpraya confluence clearly points at the continuity of the Shiva related aspect of Ganges River from here.

I have a long, long list of astrogeographical examples for the combination of the two main aspects of Shiva: Cancer and Scorpio. Compare the examples: Shiva in two water signsThe Shiva archetype at the birth place of Mahavatar Babaji and Kamakhaya Mother Goddess Temple.

The confluence of Ganges and Yamuna at Allahabad

Pilgrims at Triveni Sangam (confluence) of Ganges and Yamuna in Allahabad in Capricorn with Scorpio photo Puffino, ccbysa3.0

The confluence of the rivers Ganges and Yamuna near the city of Allahabad is one of the most important stations on the way of River  Ganges to the Indian Ocean.

Astrogeographic position for morphogenetic field level 2  (city) which describes the atmosphere and energetical topics of the larger area where the confluence ot the twos superlarge rivers occurs:  The site is located right on the cardinal divide in the first degree of the hierarchical, strict earth sign Capricorn  indicating the position of a checkpost at the gate between two worlds. Furthermore Capricorn represents one astrogeographic coordinate at the spring of the Alakhnanda source of Ganges River. The second coordinate at the confluence is in water sign Scorpio the sign of chemical processes, alchemy and transformation which can often be observed at the confluence of rivers. And as Scorpio is present at the spring of the Baghirati source of river Ganges river both single tributaries of Ganges River are represented at the confluence of Ganges with Yamuna whereas none of the 2 astrogeographic coordinates of the Yamuna spring is present. This could explain why after the confluence the combined river is called Ganges and not Yamuna.

Triveni Sangam (confluence) of Ganges and Yamuna in Ellahabad in Capricorn with Scorpio

Varanasi the Holiest City

According to legend, Varanasi was founded by the god Shiva.  This is supported by the fact that the region of Varansi is located in the combination of the two most important astrological resonating signs: Cancer and Scorpio.

 Ghats of Varanasi in the morning.  The reghion of Varansi is located in the combination od Cancer with Scorpio   ph: Wedstock 2011, ccbysa2.0

Astrogeographic position of the City of Varanasi for morphogenetic field level 1 which describes its supraregional, india-wide and  international resonance: the coordinates of the city are located at 6°Scorpio and 23°Cancer combining the 2 archetypal astrological resonating signs for Lord Shiva.

Worship of the river Ganges at Dashashwamedh Ghat at Varanasi the holiest city for Shiva worship.  ph: Meenakshi Payal, ccbysa2.0

The Ganges delta in air sign Libra the sign of open gates

Delta of Ganges and Brahmaputra Rivers

Before entering into the Indian Ocean the Ganges unites with two other large rivers Brahmaputra and Meghna. Together they form the largest delta on the planet which is about 300 km wide. The astrogeographical constellation of the region here lies in air sign Libra which stands for open gates and in between Capricorn and Aquarius for radius/field level 1 which describes how the region is embedded in the continent.

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