"Time Lapse of Clouds in Gaumukh, Gangotri National Park. Clouds over Bhagirathi peaks, Uttarakhand. The Bhagirathi peaks lend their name to the river that emerges from the Gangotri glacier, and when the Bhagirathi joins the Alaknanda and Devprayag is when the Ganga / Ganges is truly born. Gaumukh translates to a cow's mouth, the mythological source of the river. Originally, the river sprouts from the snout of the Gangotri glacier, which might have looked like a cow's mouth in the past. The glacier is at a distance of 9 kilometres from the famous Gangotri temple, dedicated to goddess Ganga. This footage is part of the professionally-shot stock footage archive of Wilderness Films India Ltd., the largest collection of imagery from South Asia. The Wilderness Films India collection comprises of thousands of hours of high quality broadcast imagery, mostly shot on HDCAM 1080i High Definition, HDV and Digital Betacam. Write to us for licensing this footage on a broadcast format, for use in your production! We pride ourselves in bringing the best of India and South Asia to the world... wfi @ vsnl.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.