This is what shastras/Purana's say about the Jamuna river-

Shrimad Bhagwat Mahapuran, Pancham Skandha , Chapter 16, shlok 16-21: enter image description here

"In Mandarachal, A mango fell from a mango tree into a river changing the river's colour to yellow. Because of this, the river was called "Arun". On the downside of the river there was a Syzygium cumini tree where one syzygium cumini fell and changed the colour of the river to black, again changing the name of the river to Jambu river (Also known as Jamuna)"

This is also written in Garga Samhita, Visvajita khanda, Chapter 43, Shlok 4-5: enter image description here

"Because a Syzygium cumini fell on Jambunada, it was known as Aruna."

This proves that Jambunada and Aruna river are the same.

In "Padmapurana", Swargakhanda, Chapter 38, Shlok 65:

enter image description here The above picture translates to "Kausiki (Koshi) river intersects with Aruna"

This intersection is in Nepal close to "Varahachetra" (eastern Nepal) where Jamuna river intersects with Kausiki. If this is the case, then how is it possible that Jamuna is in india? Which one is the real Jamuna? the one that the shastras/Puranas say or the one that is in Northern India?

Note: I do not wish to offend anyone regarding my question. Our current thirthas are as holy regardless of their authenticity and I respect their location. Being a Hindu, I would never disrespect any thirth just because they do not match with shastras. Many thirthas have changed locations and this is why I try to find their original location. Sorry if I have offended anybody.

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    That Bhagavatam chapter makes absolutely no mention of the Yamuna river: vedabase.com/en/sb/5/16 It's talking about the Jambu river, which is not at all the same as the Yamuna river. I don't know of any scriptures that relate the Jambu river and the Yamuna river. – Keshav Srinivasan Nov 27 '16 at 16:28
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    I agree with Keshav, also Nepal was a part of Akhanda bharata so even jambu river and the intersection is part of ancient India. Devi sita was born in Nepal Mithila kingdom. – Yogi Nov 27 '16 at 17:13
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    @KeshavSrinivasan in Brahma purana adhay 89 shlok 38-45 it says that Arun river (Known as Tapi in the shlok) and Yamuna intersect at a place called Gautamitat. Barun river when mixed with Aruna river, was called Yamuna. On this post, according to shastras Aruna is Jambunada yes? So in Padmapuran, swargakhanda, adhay 27, shlok 41 it says that saraswati nadi intersects with Arun river, and in varhapuran adhay 174 shlok 85 it says that saraswati nadi intersects with Yamuna so Jambunada (Aruna river) is Yamuna. – Ramesh Bhattarai Nov 28 '16 at 15:20
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    @Yogi I search for thirthas in its original location so I do not wish to talk about nationalities. As Hindus, we shouldnt talk about nationalities and focus on the truth. The truth should be told to coming generations. We must believe what the shastras tell us and that is what I am trying to do. And talking about Sita mata's birthplace (current janakpur, Nepal), according to shastras, even that does not match with what the shastras tell us. – Ramesh Bhattarai Nov 28 '16 at 15:28
  • @RameshBhattarai - I think Jaambunad is a type of Gold found there its in Gita press version. – SwiftPushkar Nov 28 '16 at 16:51

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