Jumna


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Jumna,

river, India: see YamunaYamuna
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, river, c.850 mi (1,370 km) long, rising in the Himalayas, N India, and flowing generally SE, through the Shiwalik Range, past Delhi, to the Ganges River at Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh state; the Chambal and Betwa rivers are its main tributaries.
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Jumna

a river in N India, rising in Uttaranchal in the Himalayas and flowing south and southeast to join the Ganges just below Allahabad (a confluence held sacred by Hindus). Length: 1385 km (860 miles)
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(60) Of the seven sacred rivers of India, the most commonly named ones are the Ganga (Ganges), the Yamuna (Jumna) and the Sarsuti (Saraswati).
El tren de Moradabad llega con retraso y el puente se tambalea, de tal manera, que el hombre se agarra a los hierros y la mujer se cae o la dejan caer al agua del rio Jumna. Todo esto lo ha inventado, lo ha supuesto el narrador mientras Clare le cuenta la historia.
(2.) James Baillie Fraser, Journal of a Tour Through Part of the Snowy Range of the Himalaya Mountains, and to the Sources of the Rivers Jumna and Ganges, 2 vols.
For Francis Wrangham, in a poem dedicated to Lady Anna Maria Jones: `'T was Mecca's star, whose orb malignant shed | It's baleful ray o'er India's distant head.' The Muslim invaders embodied `the Lust of Empire and Religious Hate': `Witness imperial Delhi's fatal day, | When bleeding Rajahs choked proud Jumna's way' (The Restoration of Learning in the East (London: Baldwin, 1816), pp.
The breed is of mixed origin and owes its distinctive features to the imported goats of India's Jumna Pari and Egypt's Zariby type.
In the process, the company's engineers designed and supervised the construction of more than 200 major bridges, some of which span major rivers such as the Indus, the Hooghly, the Ganges and the Jumna.
His first notable winners were Pampas Kid in the Durham National and Jumna in the Final Champion Hunters' Chase (now Horse and Hound Cup) at Stratford in 1957.
5 John Malcolm, Sketch of the Sikhs, a Singular Nation who Inhabit the Provinces of the Penjab, Situated between the Rivers Jumna and Indus (London: J.
Lutyens gave New Delhi a single, aloof link, Minto Road, to what was now dismissed as the "old" city of Delhi, and he broke all connection with Delhi's river, the Jumna. "Those who claimed to be modern in Delhi," Nirad Chaudhuri noted, "had nothing to do with the river." The superb ruins, tombs, and monuments of Delhi - the Putana Quila, Humayun's tomb (doubtless the most perfect Mughal dome after the Taj Mahal), the more florid mausoleum of Safdarjung - all were pinioned by Lutyens's axial layout and turned into follies on the imperial estate.
(7) The newly published (1996) Eicher Map of New Delhi, rapidly becoming a Bible for inhabitants, has adopted the cleaning up of the Jumna river as its major project.
One cluster of such stories, perhaps the most important since it resonates throughout the text, is woven around the Jumna river and its importance as a holy river as well as the playground of Krishna.
The main story is very likely based upon a historical event: a war between two neighboring peoples, the Kurus and the Panchalas, who inhabited the west and east point of the Madhyadesa (the "middle land" between the Ganges and the Jumna) respectively, with the war ending in the overthrow of the Kuru dynasty.