The Thousand Sacred Sources of the Gaya was a collection of hundreds of rivers in the Hordelands and southeast Faerûn that fed the Gaya,[2][3][4] also known as the River Xon, which flowed between Durpar and Ulgarth and Xontuil Bay and the Golden Water.[1] Fed by the great Jumpa River, its many tributaries and sources lay throughout the Katakoro Shan and the A-Ling Shan ranges of the Yehimal and the facing plains. These rivers were considered sacred in the Padhran religion and were a path of pilgrimage for the faithful. They visited sacred sites along each river.[2][3][4]

The primary rivers of the Sacred Sources were:

Other rivers that fed these and the Gaya included:



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